Sydney Jewish Museum will close temporarily between 17 – 31 March 2020. For a full statement on closure due to COVID-19, click here.
Where are we?
The Museum address is 148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst.
The Museum is minutes from Kings Cross and Oxford Street, vibrant centres of activity for tourists and locals alike. For public transport timetables ring the Transport Info line on 131500 or visit their website. Street parking is limited and ticketed. Parking is available in St Vincent’s Hospital car park.
Monday – Thursday | 10am – 4.30pm
Friday | 10am – 3.30pm
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | 10am – 4pm
The Museum is closed on some Jewish holidays and public holidays. To check specific dates, see below.
- Adult $15
- Seniors $12
- Children $9 (under 10 enter free)*
- Family $40 (2 adults and 2 students)
- Members enter free
*Due to the sensitive nature of the content in the Holocaust exhibition, we recommend that children no younger than 11 years old attend, and that children are accompanied by an adult at all times.
Visits during the week
If you plan to visit the Museum on a weekday during school term, we advise you come in the afternoon as we often have large school groups visiting in the morning.
As with many other museums and landmark sites worldwide, The Sydney Jewish Museum has a security presence on entry.
Institutions of culture and history have historically been targets for ideological attacks and disputes. Sadly levels of racism, and antisemitism in particular, are on the rise.
Security checks of handbag and backpacks before entering the Museum is therefore mandatory, ensuring the safety of all our visitors and precious artefacts on display.
The Museum offers guided tours of the Holocaust exhibition as part of the entry fee. Tours are one hour long and are held on Monday-Friday at 2pm, and on Sundays at 12pm and 2pm. Staff and volunteers are available at all times to answer your questions.
Guided tours of the feature exhibition, Jews from Islamic Lands, will run on Thursdays and Sundays at 1pm, starting on Thursday 26 March.
The Museum has launched an app for iPhones on which the voices of Survivors can be listened to during your visit to the Museum.
Please note, the listening devices available at the Museum are currently being serviced and are unavailable. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can download the SJM Voices app here prior to your arrival.
For more details on the app, click here.
Many of our guides speak a variety of languages, including French, Russian, Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin. Special language tours for groups of 5 or more people can be arranged for your visit with advance notice.
Please contact the Museum on email@example.com or call 9360 7999 to book a special language tour.
Most areas in the Museum are wheelchair accessible. There are rest spots throughout the Museum and accessible toilets are located on the lower ground floor. For wheelchair assistance, it would be helpful for you to call us prior to your visit on 9360 7999 and we will be able to ensure there is someone available to assist you.
Visit the gift shop for a large range of Judaica and general giftware. Stocks a variety of books, including Holocaust Survivor stories. Members receive 10 percent discount on most products. Free gift wrapping.
Public and Jewish Holidays 2020
Monday 27 January – Open (Australia Day)
Wednesday 8 April – Early close at 2pm (Passover)
Thursday 9 April – Closed (Passover)
Friday 10 April – Closed (Passover and Good Friday)
Sunday 12 April – Open (Easter)
Monday 13 April – Early close at 3pm (Easter Monday)
Wednesday 15 April – Closed (Passover)
Thursday 16 April – Closed (Passover)
Friday 29 May – Closed (Shavuot)
Monday 8 June – Open (Queen’s Birthday)
Sunday 20 September – Closed (Rosh Hashana)
Monday 28 September – Closed (Yom Kippur)
Sunday 4 October – Closed (Succot)
Monday 5 October – Open (Labour Day)
Sunday 11 October – Closed (Simchat Torah)
Friday 25 December – Closed (Christmas Day)
Monday 28 December – Open (Boxing Day)