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Sydney Jewish Museum
Sydney Jewish Museum

Sydney Jewish Museum

The Sydney Jewish Museum chronicles the rich history and heritage of the Jewish people who call Australia home.

The museum’s location in Darlinghurst is quite significant, as it is housed in the historic Maccabean Hall – built in honour of the Jewish soldiers who took part in the First World War.

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The memorial has been an epicentre of all things Jewish and, therefore, deemed a perfect location for the museum.

The museum was officially opened to the public in 1992, a feat made possible by the late John Saunders and members of the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. What you might not know is Australia is home to the highest population of survivors of the Holocaust – only second to Israel.

Thanks to the different exhibitions and displays, a visit to the Sydney Jewish Museum feels like walking back in time. As expected, the exhibits showcase the Holocaust and the history of Australian Jewry in an immersive experience that engages the senses.

The permanent exhibitions include the Holocaust, Serving Australia (The Jewish Involvement in Australian Military History), and Culture and Continuity (The Journey through Judaism). The Holocaust exhibition is spread across three levels and explores the impact of the events as they unfolded between 1933 and 1945. It also follows the lives led by survivors upon arrival in Australia and the significant contributions made.

The ‘Serving Australia’ exhibition recounts the stories of Jewish soldiers in a bid to honour their dedication. Explore the ‘Culture and Continuity’ exhibition that allows visitors to discover Jewish history from Biblical times to the modern-day community.

Pass by the museum shop to purchase an array of books, gifts and souvenirs – all linked to the Jewish way of life. Visit the Cafe (kosher) for morning tea, lunch and even afternoon tea, once you have enjoyed your tour.

Tours at the Sydney Jewish Museum are held at 1pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and noon on Sundays.

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Mon - Thu: 10am - 4:30pm
Fri: 10am - 3pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10am - 4pm

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Adult: $15
Seniors: $12
Child: $9
Child (Under 10yrs): Free
Family (2Ad + 2Ch): $32

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