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Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow

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#12 of 244 in Museums in Moscow
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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. Plan your Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center visit and explore what else you can see and do in Moscow using our Moscow vacation route planner.
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  • This relatively new museum has developed a creative means to make Jewish history and values come alive. the use of video and electronic capability is most effective. We only spent a bit more than an h...  more »
  • This museum shows where the Jews of Tzarist Russia lived and how they wound up there. It gives a history of those who lived in Eastern Europe and those who left for other places. The history includes ...  more »
  • First the building it is housed in is notable in itself and a great adaptation. The museum starts with a brief into into Judaism and the diaspora, then a deep dive into Jewish history in Russia/USSR u...  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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