Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston

4.5
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Through authentic artifacts, documents, and footage, Holocaust Museum Houston commemorates those who perished in one of humankind's biggest tragedies. Learn about the conditions inside ghettos and concentration camps, see how Jewish communities in Nazi-occupied Europe were reduced to rubble, and discover how propaganda was used to turn public opinion against the Jewish people. The museum features an authentic railcar similar to those used to transport people to the camps, as well as a fishing boat like the ones Danish fishermen used to ferry Jews to safety in Sweden. Audio features allow you to hear the testimonies of survivors who left war-torn Europe to settle in the Houston area. The museum is wheelchair-accessible and provides audio tours in English and Spanish. The audio guide is free for visitors with seeing and hearing difficulties. See Holocaust Museum Houston and all Houston has to offer by arranging your trip with our Houston trip maker app .
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  • 12 dollar entrance for adults. A very good and thought provoking museum. Not a huge place, there are several relics and historic artifacts. There are guided tours and a movie room  more »
  • The museum was in a temporary venue when I visited so I am not sure if all the exhibits were on display. What I found fascinating was that this museum is based on the holocaust survivors who came to l...  more »
  • Very educational & absolutely a must see. The staff were stern but at least friendly in explaining the rules and such, at the time of this review posting they are missing a few physical objects from t...  more »
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  • Very educational & absolutely a must see. The staff were stern but at least friendly in explaining the rules and such, at the time of this review posting they are missing a few physical objects from the exhibits (the library area was closed as well). Although it's to conserve them it's s bit of a let down as there is definitely more text plaques than physical historical objects as is and the missing objects only take away slightly. Still plenty to look at and think about how the world was at that time. I recommend only adults and well behaved children, there is a peaceful silence to the place reminiscent of a library and the young kids that were in the building today only interrupted that experience.
  • Overpriced, not enough artifacts presented. Most of the information is good, but you can see that on the history or national geographic channel. The person presenting the tour spends about 15 minutes in each of the 4 partition sections, and I guess to stretch it out and make it seem as if the place is big. I'm an average reader, and read everything in about less than 30 minutes. The library was closed as well as two other apparent exhibits. Don't waste time in driving out. Go check out a free book at the library, and you'll probably mentally consume more.
  • A moving experience. Highly recommend the tour! Our guide was very informed and polite in answering questions. The video of interviews from survivors brought me to tears. A must see. Learned so much. They also had a Syrian refugee exhibit in the back. (Picture)
  • The museum is interesting. They push you to take a "tour" where the guide explains almost every wall hanging photo and article. It was a bit monotonous, but it was slightly informative. If you are in your 60's, like us, and have studied or read or watched movies about the Holocaust, you probable know most of the information they are providing. Still, the experience was acceptable.
  • Walked for about two hours with my 7 year old and it felt like we were there for a couple of minutes. My daughter was very focused and interested. Having the tour on your phone helped alot to have a better understanding. Great place and friendly staff!!!
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