The Jewish Museum
The Jewish Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Jewish Museum of New York offers acclaimed art exhibitions that explore art and culture from ancient to modern times. The Museum is located on New York's famed Museum Mile. The Museum will close early on the following days: April 22, 2024, 3 pm
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
How to get there
  • 96th St • 7 min walk
  • 86th St • 9 min walk
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  • ldjs
    Fort Lee, New Jersey810 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great exhibits
    Attended the Sassoons exhibit, which was small, but excellent. The museum building and the store are beautiful, spacious and airy. This historic mansion is perfect for the museum. Exhibition was very well organized, wonderful experience. Cannot say the same about how the rest of the museum is curated. Lots of great creative pieces, but flow of exhibits is somewhat haphazard and not easy to follow. Visited a few years ago and at that time collection seemed to be organized more cohesively. It’s still of course a lovely collection from Jewish ritual items to modern art. Overall recommend to visit and lots to see.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Beamer23
    Perth, Australia284 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience
    Well worth visiting, even if you are not of the faith. The name of the museum suggests that it is all about the Jewish faith, whereas it is more a presentation of art work by Jewish artists. Almost like visiting places like MOMA.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 August 2023
  • sulkinggirl
    Greater Manchester, United Kingdom25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mind blowing exhibits
    A perfect mix of old and new art work. The Chagall was my favourite but I was introduced to many new Jewish artists such as Michael Gross and Louise Fishman; and art of Jewish interest. The painting of Gertrude Stein by Andy Warhol was inspired. Cultural and religious artefacts spanning 2000 years were thoughtfully curated and the information was presented clearly. I was fascinated by the amulets in particular. Reasonably priced, a lift, free cloakroom and toilets made it a thoroughly accessible visit. The shop sells original artwork, an impressive book collection, and hundreds of items from a dollar to a thousand dollars. I bought a tapestry mezuzah case amongst other things. Can’t recommend enough.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Susan L
    Marstons Mills, Massachusetts50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A treasure
    What a lovely little museum! Actually, not that little.. there was quite a bit to see. Everything was well organized and curated. We saw the exhibit of RBG collar photographs as well as a delightful exhibit on Coney Island. One of the highlights is a room packed with Jewish artifacts. Unfortunately, a school group came into that room and we had to vacate, but the exhibit had wonderful descriptions of the use and history of the artifacts. The museum is right off Central Park a few blocks beyond the Metropolitan Museum. Personally, I prefer intimate museums like this to huge and overwhelming museums like the Met. The museum has a small but nice gift shop that had interesting books and Judaica gift items. Some of the items related to the plagues were a little kitchy but it was a fun place to browse.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
  • Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
    Los Angeles, California8,698 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Exhibits in a Beautiful Setting
    At the upper reaches of Museum Mile is this wonderful offering. Housed in the historic Felix M. Warburg mansion, it has both a permanent collection as well as specialized exhibitions. I visited on a rainy Friday morning, as there were three current exhibits I wanted to see. The first was a replica of Frederick Kiesler's modern, innovative home library set up. Next up was a short history of Coney Island and its long-standing Jewish connection, told through photos and two carefully carved carousel horses. Lastly, several of the late Justice Ruth Baser Ginsberg's beautiful legal collars and jabots were shown, side by side with ornate tribal jewelry from all over the world. A great spot to begin your museum day, as I did, or round it off. And it's close to a sweeping view of the Jacqueline Onassis Reservoir in Central Park at Engineer's Gate.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 May 2024
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Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA8,698 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
At the upper reaches of Museum Mile is this wonderful offering. Housed in the historic Felix M. Warburg mansion, it has both a permanent collection as well as specialized exhibitions.

I visited on a rainy Friday morning, as there were three current exhibits I wanted to see. The first was a replica of Frederick Kiesler's modern, innovative home library set up. Next up was a short history of Coney Island and its long-standing Jewish connection, told through photos and two carefully carved carousel horses. Lastly, several of the late Justice Ruth Baser Ginsberg's beautiful legal collars and jabots were shown, side by side with ornate tribal jewelry from all over the world.

A great spot to begin your museum day, as I did, or round it off. And it's close to a sweeping view of the Jacqueline Onassis Reservoir in Central Park at Engineer's Gate.
Written 21 May 2024
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Susan L
Marstons Mills, MA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What a lovely little museum! Actually, not that little.. there was quite a bit to see. Everything was well organized and curated. We saw the exhibit of RBG collar photographs as well as a delightful exhibit on Coney Island. One of the highlights is a room packed with Jewish artifacts. Unfortunately, a school group came into that room and we had to vacate, but the exhibit had wonderful descriptions of the use and history of the artifacts.
The museum is right off Central Park a few blocks beyond the Metropolitan Museum. Personally, I prefer intimate museums like this to huge and overwhelming museums like the Met.
The museum has a small but nice gift shop that had interesting books and Judaica gift items. Some of the items related to the plagues were a little kitchy but it was a fun place to browse.
Written 17 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RonL40
Utica, NY3,585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We were quite fortunate to visit during the Minujin exhibition... superb collection of the work of this Argentinan conceptual and performance artist. Best selection of her work I've ever been able to enjoy... the exhibit is on until April 1 so there's till time! Really a must. We were also very pleased with the permanent collection. Quite impressive group of works by Jewish artists or touching on Jewish themes... Warhol, Alice Neel, Alex Katz, Joan Snyder, Louise Nevelson, Pissarro, Kehinde Wiley, Adolph Gottlieb. Check the exhibition schedule for your interest -- great exhibition for fashionistas right now -- but the permanent collection makes it well worth the visit, too. On Museum Row just after the Met, Guggenheim and Neue Galerie.
Written 12 February 2024
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Diane Palmer
Jackson, NJ80 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Enjoyed visit today. Small museum. 3 floors. 3 different exhibits. Especially enjoyed the RGB collars and the film of 10 Jewish weddings.
Written 9 February 2024
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sulkinggirl
Greater Manchester, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A perfect mix of old and new art work. The Chagall was my favourite but I was introduced to many new Jewish artists such as Michael Gross and Louise Fishman; and art of Jewish interest.
The painting of Gertrude Stein by Andy Warhol was inspired.

Cultural and religious artefacts spanning 2000 years were thoughtfully curated and the information was presented clearly. I was fascinated by the amulets in particular. Reasonably priced, a lift, free cloakroom and toilets made it a thoroughly accessible visit.
The shop sells original artwork, an impressive book collection, and hundreds of items from a dollar to a thousand dollars. I bought a tapestry mezuzah case amongst other things.

Can’t recommend enough.
Written 7 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Beamer23
Perth, Australia284 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Well worth visiting, even if you are not of the faith. The name of the museum suggests that it is all about the Jewish faith, whereas it is more a presentation of art work by Jewish artists. Almost like visiting places like MOMA.
Written 25 August 2023
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TravelRalphy
Fairfield, CT70 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The NYC Jewish Museum has a permanent exhibit with special exhibits. The unique V Sassoon exhibit had various portraits by S Sargent of the Sassoon family and old Jewish manuscripts on one floor. Learning about the V. Sassoon family's history from Iraq to India, shanghai, and England was fascinating. This exhibit is moving to another museum in August.
Written 5 August 2023
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flo220
New York City, NY349 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
A somewhat eclectic museum that has art and artifacts, which may be tangentially or closely related to Jews. Check what the exhibits are and decide if you want to attend. We recently attended the Sassoon exhibit that was excellent. They also run a film festival and various adult and children performances. There is an admission fee.
Written 27 July 2023
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ldjs
Fort Lee, NJ810 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Attended the Sassoons exhibit, which was small, but excellent.
The museum building and the store are beautiful, spacious and airy.
This historic mansion is perfect for the museum.
Exhibition was very well organized, wonderful experience.
Cannot say the same about how the rest of the museum is curated.
Lots of great creative pieces, but flow of exhibits is somewhat haphazard and not easy to follow.
Visited a few years ago and at that time collection seemed to be organized more cohesively.
It’s still of course a lovely collection from Jewish ritual items to modern art.
Overall recommend to visit and lots to see.
Written 2 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

stephaniefN2360VC
Nyc15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
A really nice museum to visit,the highlighted exhibits are always interesting as are the permanent exhibits.the museum is free on Saturday’s
Written 5 June 2023
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