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“Small limited museum”

Museum of Jewish Culture (Muzeum zidovskej kultury)
Ranked #91 of 250 things to do in Bratislava
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Cost 7 Euro entry. The museum is small and occupies two floors. Its presented well enough but is so very limited in what it displays and quite lop-sided at that..that is ZERO on the culture, art and history of the holocaust period in Slovakia, whilst a whole room was dedicated to a exhibit about a wrestler. Worth maybe 3 Euro or work on the exhibits. Ive seen lots of Jewish museums especially in Berlin and this fails.

Thank Barry M
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I love this museum. There is an interesting, (poynts=interesting from jidish), museum.
The jewish culture is very nice, magic, but little bit sad too.
In this museum are very nice thinks, an there is very nice exposition too.
I recommend you, to visit this museum.

1  Thank Matus R
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Been to many museums across Europe ,and I know what a good museum is.
This is not good. It's two rooms with a few statues and a limited text with no continuity.

Thank deanomoses
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

When we discovered a Jewish museum existed in Bratislava, we added it to our must-see list. It's open at 11:00 a.m. every day except Shabbat. When we arrived, we thought we might not be able to tour the museum because nothing in the entrance lobby is translated in English. When we asked the receptionist about English availability, she pointed to a free mobile phone app for downloading - a simple solution if you're technologically adept, but that doesn't describe me or Hubby.

After ten minutes of struggling with his phone, Hubby was successful, at about the same time a young man arrived to help with our technical difficulties. We got to chat with him extensively and got answers to many questions about the local Jewish population and history, after which we paid 7 euros each for admission. Then we learned that most all of the museum's displays do have English translations after all, and the app was unnecessary.

The museum has three floors plus a basement, and a small gift shop with two books translated into English. The basement houses a simulated Jewish cemetery with a display of tombstones in varying stages of deterioration. They were transferred here from cemeteries around the city and are are now respectfully tended.

The lobby displays a well preserved, wooden funeral coach from the year 1878, on which caskets were wheeled to the cemetery. It would be comparable with today's hearse, without an engine.

The second floor has displays about the various Jewish traditions and holidays and includes many beautiful historic artifacts preserved from the local Jewish community, 90% of whom were slaughtered in the holocaust. A section of one floor is dedicated to a holocaust memorial.

Several displays of the works of renowned local artists are incorporated into the museum. We spent more than an hour touring the three floors, after working through our initial difficulties.

This museum was well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This kind of museum is only one in Slovakia. In this museum you can find basic information about Jews in Slovakia and history. Nice but only basic

Thank Matus R
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