Jewish Museum, Odessa

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  • Address: Nizhyns'ka St, 66, Odesa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, 65000
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +380-487289743
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
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About Jewish Museum, Odessa

Once upon a time in the late 19th century and early 20th century Odessa had the 3rd highest population of Jews of any city in the world. Their contributions to the arts, sciences and culture, especially to the early development of cinema in Europe was significant. This museum focuses on this rich cultural integration with a collection of documents, photographs, news, religious apparel, musical instruments and art. The museum also has exhibition of what a regular Jewish family in Odessa might have looked like in terms of the arrangement of their home. Artefacts related to professions such as shoemaking and hairdressing are also present. The museum is slightly unusual from other Jewish museums in that it only dedicates a small room to commemorate the Holocaust.

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  • Closed on 2 Jewish holidays.

How To reach Jewish Museum by Public Transport

  • Tram 15; Bus 2, 112, 126, 135; Shared Taxi 105, 111, 124, 215, 221, 237 stop Lva Tolstoho St.
  • Trams 10 stop Tyraspolska Square.

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Jewish Museum, Odessa Reviews

  • Very interesting. A lot to read.. History was in very much detail. A lot of pictures. Explains exactly what happen. Expect to spend at least 2 hours if you will be reading everything. There were also some videos which helped in understanding more detail and what the people had to go through. Shows how horrible situations were back at that time. Makes you feel sorry for the people at that time and appreciate all they did for a better future.

  • This museum was an incredible experience, despite space being under construction. The insight and stories told through objects of various Jewish people was moving and well done. The architecture was stunning and bewildering. The gallery held some haunting pieces. I would definitely recommend visiting if given the chance.

  • The permanent exhibit - Jewish German History - is closed until 2019. No sign in the building and no person at the museum will tell you this until you have paid. You will pay full price, as if you were able to see the permanent exhibit, the audio guide will indicate you can see the permanent exhibit, but you can’t. You will be able to see the “experiential” building which is okay, but not worth paying full price. Don’t buy the audio guide. It will tell you the building is designed to let each person interpret the meaning of the exhibits and then will tell you how to interpret the meaning of the exhibits. It is a rip off on all levels.

  • Impressive architecture and a satisfying main attraction - the temporary exhibitions were a disappointment. The permanent exhibition is thorough: both informative and historical. At the time of our visit many of the other exhibitions were under reconstruction, and what was shown was way below expectations. Cool and spacious atrium were you can enjoy a cup of coffee or even sit and read. + Student discount and interesting permanent exhibition - Temporary exhibitions

  • The museum is 2/3 closed for construction, leaving only the basement of modern section and a temporary exhibit. The construction will last for 2 years. They should make it more obvious that the museum is mostly closed, rather than finding out when the staircases are roped off. The temporary modern exhibits had some great ideas, including the confusion of leaving Germany. But the strobe lights and moving mirrors were rough details. It seems like the temporary parts were put together quickly. I hope to visit Berlin again someday, and try again, especially if construction is finished.

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