Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow

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#13 of 241 in Museums in Moscow
Understand the complex history of Russian Jewry by looking into personal testimonies, archival video footage, and interactive high-tech displays at Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. The museum opened in 2012 in the restored Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, a world-famous Constructivist masterpiece. Architects Melnikov and Shukhov designed the building in 1926. Notice how the interior lighting resembles slanted rays of sunshine. The exhibits, divided chronologically in 12 galleries, evoke the lives of Russian Jews since the late 19th century, with special emphasis on the fate of Soviet Jews and the role of Jewish soldiers during World War II. The museum also features a shop, a lecture hall, and a cafe. With our custom trip planner, Moscow attractions like Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Museum truly beautiful, that allows you to trace the history of Israel from its origins are in the most recent period. Fantastic 4 d Hall, where Jewish history is reconstructed, many exhibits and interesting facts about every historical and religious aspect. Information and captions in Russian and English. Dwell time: no less than an hour if you're visiting calmly if they can devote even a lot more. Entrance 400 rubles. Attention to opening hours.
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  • Really Jewish in Russia life illustrates this museum as well as its situation during and after the second war world very modern and interactive with full use of technology very little announced should be promoted more
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  • Although only about a third of what is there is in English, it was fascinating to see the history of Russian and Soviet Jewry from a Russian, but honest, perspective. Stunningly done. We could have be...  more »
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  • Five year old museum with interactive electronic displays. A bit light on in-depth details. Displays with limited English-language writing and English-speaking material.
  • Good possibility to learn history. Great museum, reasonable prices. Outstanding temporary exhibitions.
  • One of best museums I have visited. Very interactive. Lots of information. Probably good for children with enough hands on exhibits. Spent a couple hours here. They take ISIC cards.
  • Place that you must visit in moscow plan a 3h visit for thisplace to see one of the multimadia best show of jewish story
  • Really surprised of overall hall design (looks futuristic. And of course exposition itself exactly emulates classic jewish settlements.

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