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Oslo Jewish Museum

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Informative and enriching

***notes: 1) you have to ring the bell to be let in, there’s a locked gate at the entrance ; 2) the... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2018
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Worth a visit

This is a very interesting but sad display of Norwegian Jews who lost their lives and courageous... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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The Jewish Museum in Oslo opened in 2008 in what used to be a synagogue in Calmeyers gate 15b. In the years 1921-1942 the synagogue was an integral part of Jewish life in this part of Oslo. The museum presents the history of the Jews in Norway from...more
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Calmeyers gate 15B, Oslo 0183, Norway
+47 22 20 84 00
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Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

***notes: 1) you have to ring the bell to be let in, there’s a locked gate at the entrance ; 2) the hours are Tues: 10am-3pm, Thurs: 2-7pm, and Sun. 11am-4pm ; 3) Price for Adults- 50 krones, Children/Student- 40 krones Upon reading others’ reviews...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is a very interesting but sad display of Norwegian Jews who lost their lives and courageous ones who took 1000 to safety in Sweden

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Definitely worth a visit, we went with our Oslo passes. I did find it very strange that the entrance is through a secure key-entry iron gate. We spent more time here than in the Viking museum as the quality of the information was great. Very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

If you are in Oslo do not miss this museum. It’s small but mighty and beautiful! The Jewish history of Oslo is depicted here and the whole world should know how they survived the Holocaust even though few returned to Oslo. The history coupled with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ariel B
Reviewed 13 March 2018

I’m not sure what I expected from my visit to the Oslo Jewish Museum, but I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered a simple yet dignified museum rich with history and tradition. The actual museum was one room in two parts. The first part told...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank SootyShearwater
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was a very interesting place. If I'm honest, I hadn't known about how badly the Norwegians treated their Jewish citizens during the war - this was very unexpected. It was very sobering, as these places tend to be. We had a tablet with highlights...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Sheen1968
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This small museum offers an intimate portrait of Norwegian Jews during WW11. It's rare that a museum dealing with this subject offers such an intimate view of personal experiences. Learning about the rescue of over 1000 Jews was a moving reminder that a glimmer of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Meriwell
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Lots of useful history with pictures and descriptions of the persecution of Jews during world war 2. Not as harrowing as the Terror Museum in Budapest but it shows that Jews all over Europe suffered under the Nazis and their allies.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank asocrates
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is a small museum that would take about an hour. The exhibits are simple, to the point, highly personal and cover some aspects of Jewish life in Oslo. It aims to both educate the general public about the history of the minority, but also...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 68leifk
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The Museum has 2 parts. One mainly on the WW2 experience of Norway's Jews--which I found very interesting and well done; and the other about jewish/life/ritual in general--which was OK, but less interesting/unique to me.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank David_M_Brock
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