South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town Central

4.5
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • The Museum is a must-see, and our walk through the Company Gardens to get there was a delight. The Museum not only has large display rooms, but also a historic synagogue, a Holocaust Museum, a goft...  more »
  • This is a true gem, even if you're not Jewish. That such a small community has committed so much to tell their story in this country is quite amazing. Yes, there is a tortured history to be told...  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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