The Jüdisches Museum Wien, trading as Jüdisches Museum der Stadt Wien GmbH or the Jewish Museum Vienna, is a museum of Jewish history, life and religion in Austria. The museum is present on two locations, in the Palais Eskeles in the Dorotheergasse and in the Judenplatz, and has distinguished itself by a very active programme of exhibitions and outreach events highlighting the past and present of Jewish culture in Austria. The current director is Danielle Spera and the chief curator is Astrid Peterle.
The first Jewish Museum in Vienna, founded in 1896, was the first Jewish museum in the world of its sort. It was supported and run by the "Society for the Collection and Preservation of Artistic and Historical Memorials of Jewry". The museum focused on the culture and history of the Jews in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, especially in Vienna and Galicia, while its collection of objects from Palestine also reflected the political debate about Zionism at that time.
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Panagiotis Oikonomopoulos | Feb 21, 2018
The main Jewish museum of Vienna, located in the 1st district. The building architecture wise is really well done. The restaurant serves very tasty kosher food and there is a little museum shop. The exhibitions are expanded in three floors. I saw the exhibition related with the communism which was quite interesting. The rest I didn’t like so much compared to other Jewish museums I have visited. Ticket is 12€ including the visit to the synagogue and to the Jewish institute.
Lisa-Marie Foell | Mar 17, 2018
You can use your ticket for both museums - especially the Helena Rubinstein exhibition is brilliant
Mimi Sharon | Jan 13, 2018
It's a must see museum. Nothing prepared us for the enormous quantity of Judaica Objects. Most of them were taken from Jewish synagogues all over Austria during the Holocaust. Here on display were the items that weren't melted. I liked the Antique Menorah, the giant Mezuzah and the Hebrew clock. It's a museum you must visit.
Christof Goetz | Feb 20, 2018
Great food at a good value... Highly recommend.
Alla Vovk | Jan 3, 2018
The exhibition covers a good range of artefacts, pictures and quite a lot of text annotations. I felt like a I was reading a book (which I could have done at home with more comfort). Most of the plates were position quite low (I'm 168m) and my back hurt after leaning towards them every time I wanted to read something. They also, for some reason, presented the history period only after 1945, which is a pity, as they cut quite an important part. In addition, one of the portraits did not match its description, and I think it is quite easy to google and find a right picture for a Nobel prize winner in literature, and here I'm talking about Joseph Brodsky (which made me question their competence). Overall it would be good to have more interaction with objects, and less "massive text on the walls".
Claudio Ferreira | Jun 11, 2018
Good museum. If I may suggest, there should be even more information on the struggles of the Vienna (and why not Austrian) Jewish community during the wars.
Márk Balás | Jun 1, 2018
An excellent exhibition which is rich in information and emotionally moving at the same time. Additionally, there are several copies of the book aboug thd subject all over the Museum for furthef reading. If you want to know more about the subject or if you want to raise awareness, it isan excellent place to go.
Wal Mat | May 8, 2018
Exhibitions about Jewish History in Austria are shown on different floors. Nice Shop and Café in the ground floor.
Amal A | Jun 20, 2018
Very small museum I did not see most of the photos published by other reviewers. The other part of the museum is in another building which you need to walk quite a distance to find it empty. 12 euros is too much to pay when you see nothing
ANDREW BUCKLE | Jul 22, 2018
Went for a snack to eat there in the cafe. Very nice soup, really polite staff. Did not go into the museum.
Benjamin Vukalović | Jul 28, 2018
Great Museum, lot of history! I would def recommend if you are interested in Jewish history and culture!
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