Jewish Museum of Australia
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Jewish Museum of Australia

Address: 26 Alma Rd, St Kilda, Victoria 3182

Phone: 03 8534 3600  |  Fax: 03 9534 0844  


The Jewish Museum of Australia is an award-winning museum showcasing the rich history and diverse culture of the Jewish people with a particular focus on Australian Jewish life, past and present.

Discover Jewish traditions, learn about the migration of Jewish people to Australia, and explore Jewish culture and Australian Jewish life in the 21st Century.

History is brought to life through permanent exhibitions as well as regularly changing temporary exhibitions. A range of educational and participatory programs and short courses are also available.

Experience Jewish culture. Engage in ritual. Participate in the journey of discovery.

There are five permanent cultural exhibitions on at Jewish Museum of Australia and are described below.

The 'Australian Jewish History Gallery' tells the unique contribution Jews in Australia have accomplished over the last 200 years.

The 'Timeline of Jewish History' is a remarkable journey through 4,000 years of tumultuous Jewish history.

The 'Jewish Year' celebrates the annual cycle of festivals and holy days that give rhythm and form to Jewish life.

The 'Belief and Ritual' examines the enduring religious beliefs and traditions that have bound Jews together throughout the years.

The 'Kalman Katz Coin Collection' an extensive collection of Israeli coins, notes and medals from 1948 to 1998, plus a selection of ancient coins.

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Special rates apply for members. Please visit the website and fill out the form to become a member.


Children and Concession

To be eligible for a childrens discount they need to be between six and 18 years old.



The family rate is for two adults, two children or one adult, three children.


Cancellation and booking policy

Group Tours: $25 deposit due 14 days prior to visit (not refundable if group is cancelled within 14 days prior to visit)Balance due on day of visit. Late payments incur $10 administration fee.

Local directions

The Jewish Museum is located five kilometres from Central Melbourne and Station Pier. From the city take tram number three along Saint Kilda Road to Stop 32 on Alma Road. Then it is just a two minute walk along Alma Road.


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  • Guide
  • Interactive centre


  • Lessons/tutorials
  • Shopping
  • Guided walks

Opening hours

The Jewish Museum is closed Friday, Saturday and Monday and Jewish holy days.


  • Cultural Tourism Industry Group
  • Museums Australia
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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