What’s on at the Museum

There is always something happening at the Sydney Jewish Museum, from inspiring exhibitions, Holocaust survivor speakers, book launches, panel discussions, public lectures, film screenings, community events and performances.


Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac & Vinyl

This exhibition celebrates the influence of Jewish contributions to music in Australia and abroad – and music’s influence on Jewish life.

Visitors to Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac & Vinyl will be taken on a journey of the senses through musical history since the 19th century invention of the gramophone and the vinyl record by German Jewish immigrant to the US, Emil Berliner.

See the iconic record covers of chart toppers from Bob Dylan, Barbra Streisand, Blondie, Leonard Cohen, Carole King, The Potbelleez and Amy Winehouse.

For more exhibition details, click here.

I Met a Survivor

The photographs in this exhibition, taken by award-winning photographer Nadine Saacks, capture intimate, light-hearted moments shared between Holocaust survivors and children not yet old enough to understand or grapple with the Holocaust.

The generation of Holocaust survivors is dwindling and when today’s young children are old enough to have a conversation about the Holocaust, they may not be able to actually meet a survivor and hear their testimony. I Met a Survivor captures the importance of the younger generation’s interactions with Holocaust survivors before it is too late.

For more details about the exhibition and the photographic book published, click here.

I Met a Survivor, photographic exhibit of Holocaust survivors and young children

The Holocaust

Located over three levels, this exhibition traces the persecution and murder of European Jewry from 1933 to 1945. The Holocaust explores the contemporary and ongoing resonance of these unprecedented events. The exhibition also documents the new lives that survivors forged following their arrival in Australia, and their contribution to the fabric of contemporary Australian life.

Rich with artefacts, testimonies and interactive digital technologies, this exhibition invites multi-sensory engagement with history and memory, to challenge perceptions and inspire critical thinking.

Holocaust Permanent Exhibition - Events

The Holocaust and Human Rights

This exhibition outlines human rights achievements and challenges, and focuses on the key human rights issues facing Australia today. The exhibition uses new digital technologies to explore local issues pertaining to the rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers; People with Disabilities; First Australians; and the LGBTIQ Community.

The place promotes deep, reflective thought, even on topics that might prove irresolvable.

For more exhibition details, click here.

The Holocaust and Human Rights Permanent Exhibition - Events

Click below for details on our current exhibitions and upcoming events

Upcoming events

Feature exhibitions

Permanent exhibitions

Guided tours

The Museum offers guided tours as part of the entry fee. Tours are one hour long and are held on Monday-Friday at 2pm, and Sundays at 12pm and 2pm. Guided group tours are also available for 12 or more adults, and can be tailored to suit specific requirements. For more information or to book a group tour, click here.

Tours are now available in Cantonese and French. Check our Events Calendar to find out when the next tour will be held.

SJM Voices app

The Museum has recently launched the SJM Voices app. The app offers the opportunity to listen to the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, perpetrators, witnesses and experts as you walk through the Museum. The SJM Voices app can be downloaded onto your Apple iPhone from the App Store. If you do not have an apple device, you can borrow a headset from the admissions desk.

Click here for more information on the app, or here to download the app before you visit the Museum.

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