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Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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Address: 119 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103-3647
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Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or...

Admission prices: $6 adult, $5 senior, $4 student. Free if 5 years old or under.

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Stunning art work

Asian and oriental art collected by Belz family. Well displayed and very reasonably priced. In downtown near restaurants and Beale St.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Asian and oriental art collected by Belz family. Well displayed and very reasonably priced. In downtown near restaurants and Beale St.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we went, we were told that they were closed due to water leak. It would have been very helpful if they had posted this information before we walked down the stairs.

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Belz M, Guest Relations Manager at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, responded to this review

Hi Carol4802, While the rest of the museum was available to tour, we are aware that the Judaic Gallery is a very popular part of our museum. We informed guests buying tickets of this, and gave discounts on all tickets sold during its closure. We apologize for any inconvenience that closing the gallery has caused you. A notice was placed... More 

Oxford, MS
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've lived around Memphis my entire life and although I remember passing by and seeing the sign this was my first trip to the Belz Museum, and what an amazing place. This museum really deserves more exposure for Memphis tourism. First, its a really big museum with several sections. Second, this is an amazing collection. Room after room of Asian... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this art gallery. It had a range of Jewish paintings, statues and artefacts. We loved some of them. Photos attached. They also had some Asian art and we loved the tusk room and the Jade room A very enjoyable gallery and as seniors we only paid $5 each.

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Thank sdee101
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Amazing collection of Asian art. You could spend hours here. We regretted we didn't have more time to look around.

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Thank GypsyHeart102
Chesterfield, Missouri
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was one of our favorite activities on our trip. Everyone should take a couple of hours to see it. The art was beautiful. It is hard to believe that one family could have such a collection. The detail work and the care that was taken in creating the unique pieces was incredible. There were pieces that you would not... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This museum was a total surprise on main street. Especially the Asian (mostly Chinese) part was exquisite. Saw some rare things here.

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Westchester, NY
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a strange conglomeration of artifacts (off the beaten path), which comes primarily from the Asian influence, offers a horrific display of ivory carvings, a modest collection of jade decorations, and a simple gathering of Judaica items including a small holocaust collection. The irony of juxtaposing an ivory display (that essentially represents the elimination of an entire species of... More 

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Belz M, Guest Services Administrator at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, responded to this review

JanetJulia, I might be experiencing a mild case of déjà vu, as I feel like I've already responded to this review, but anyway -- The ivory on display is woolly mammoth ivory, the last of which died out about 4,000 years ago, due mostly to the Neanderthals and early humans who would hunt them to use their bones, wool, and... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

When I pulled into Memphis today I looked up museums on Tripadvisor and this museum popped up. I somehow survived the Memphis cross-town traffic and my GPS led me to the front door. I paid for an hour and a half of parking, which was just enough time to tour the Asian section, but I had to skip the Judaic... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

What a phenomenal little hidden gem in Nashville. Wow. Just. Wow. We found some slightly discounted tickets via Groupon and even received 5 dollars off each ticket for anything in the gift shop. I found myself a very nice little Buddha zen garden. Fun fact in case you're unaware, Mr. Belz is also the same Mr. Belz associated with the... More 

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