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“"Compact and informative museum of a decimated community..."”

Museum of Jewish Culture (Muzeum zidovskej kultury)
Ranked #91 of 250 things to do in Bratislava
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Located on Zidovska Street on the edge of the Old Town and near the steep approaches to the Castle, one may easily miss this undistinguished mansion housing the Jewish Culture Museum as it is marked only by a small sign on the wall, probably to discourage vandalism.
Modern in layout and design, the cultural and religious artifacts, garnered from ruined communities all over the country, are spread over three floors, and in my opinion, are respectfully and tastefully displayed with accurate labeling in Slovak and English.
I cannot agree that the museum does not depict Jewish life and habits as they were before the Holocaust, as we have visited similar museums all over Europe.
The interesting and proud special exhibition covering Slovakia's champion Jewish wrestler, mentioned negatively by a critic, was a fairly contemporary window on Jewish sporting activities as they had been in the 'forties, before the Nazi horrors destroyed all such inter-faith contacts, so it also warranted a place among the more formal cultural items on display.
Probably not the best, but certainly not the worst, this museum really deserves a visit by those fascinated by Jewish life, before and after the extinctions.

1  Thank eilonglen
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

One adult ticket costs 7€, and that is too much for this museum. It is small, does not orient navigation in any kind, and lacks a very interesting part of jewish culture in Slovakia, the Holocaust. The worst part was that when we arrived, all doors were closed, and lights shut down and we were the ones lightning the rooms up! Terrible.

Thank Joana_Uve
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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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