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Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Laxton

(4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Beth Shalom is a Holocaust memorial centre near Laxton in Nottinghamshire in England. Opened in 1995, it is England's only Holocaust museum. The centre was founded by brothers James and Stephen Smith following a 1991 visit to Israel during which a trip to Yad Vashem changed the way they looked at history and the Holocaust.

The museum seeks to educate primary school children about the Holocaust through its primary exhibit on children's experiences, funded in part by a lottery grant of nearly £500,000. Prince Harry was educated about the Holocaust at the Centre following an incident when he wore a Nazi costume.

On 21 July 2010, almost twenty years after the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre was founded, James and Stephen Smith and their mother Marina, were each awarded honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters by Nottingham Trent University.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is a high quality and well structured record of the reality of the holocaust with plenty of humanity and authentic records. The staff are very helpful and the atmosphere is genuine and sobering. ...  more »
  • Visited this exhibition today after my first visit ten years ago. The exhibition is extremely well put together and sympathetically done. The staff are first class and the café is exceptionally good v...  more »
  • I went here in 2009 as part of a visit through work and returned today with family. Staff are very friendly and helpful and they are a credit to keeping the museum up and running. Unfortunately I did ...  more »
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  • Eye opener to the shame of humanity, makes you feel incredibly sad, even though we must have heard just about all there is to hear about this horrible time in modern history, the stories left me with a feeling that I should be apologising. This is a definite must to visit, staff are very knowledgeable.
  • This museum is a real eye opener wonderfully organised lovely cafe. Definitely recommend
  • Went here a few years ago with school. It was great!
  • Thought provoking and powerful
  • Fantastic experience. Wonderful education centre, a must see. Staff are incredibly well informed.