South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town Central

4.5
Established in 2000 by members of the Jewish Diaspora, South African Jewish Museum remains part of a synagogue complex, built in 1905. The exhibits narrate the history of South Africa's Jewish community, with a special focus on their fight for equality and struggle to maintain a distinct heritage. In addition to the Jewish memorabilia, the museum also displays a large collection of Japanese miniature art. To plan Cape Town vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • I liked to know this museum, tells the story of the arrival of the Jews in South Africa, history of their participation in world wars and all their support at the end of Apartheid. There's a very pretty cinagoga and another part about the holocaust, in that I didn't go. The entrance to the museum is controlled by security and has to pay a fee. Students have a discount on admission.
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  • The history and exhibits are very interesting if this is your thing. It’s was mine. So many interesting people and interesting stories, you need a few hours if you want the full experience and watch t...  more »
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  • Unfortunately they would not allow me in because I refuse to record my identification number on their paper. I showed them identification but still refused. Couldn't give an answer why they wanted my identity number. Interestingly, they allowed Jewish people in without filling out details.
  • Great explanation about the creation of a Jewish community in South Africa. Very modern and with a lot of unusual details, like the reconstruction of a Lithuanian shtetl, a typical Jewish village from the country that brought around 40.000 Jews to South Africa. Definitely worth a visit.
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