The Sydney Jewish Museum serves as a moving tribute to Australia’s Jewish community. It’s devoted to telling the story of the city’s Jewish history and heritage, from the population’s first arrivals in 1788 to the almost 30,000 survivors who started new lives in Australia after World War II and the Holocaust.
Join a guided tour or explore the museum on your own, spending as long as you like delving into its many exhibitions, multimedia displays, and historical artifacts.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Free guided tours are offered daily, and are included in entrance price.
- On-site facilities include restrooms, a museum gift shop, and a kosher café.
- Most areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Sydney Jewish Museum is located on Darlinghurst Road, a short walk from Kings Cross and Oxford Street in central Sydney.
When to Get There
The museum is open every day except Saturday, all year round. To make the most of your visit, arrive in time for the daily guided tours at 12pm or 1pm. During the week, large school groups often visit the museum in the mornings, so it’s best to visit in the afternoon.
Permanent Exhibitions at Sydney Jewish Museum
The museum’s three main areas include fascinating exhibitions such as “Culture and Continuity: Journey through Judaism” and “Serving Australia: The Jewish Involvement in Australian Military History.” The main focus, however, is on the Holocaust, with a vast exhibition that details the atrocities of the Nazi regime and its far-reaching effects, as well as the future of human rights in Australia.