Sydney Jewish Museum

Since its opening in 1992 the Sydney Jewish Museum has become an integral part of the cultural life of Sydney. The Museum is dedicated to documenting and teaching the history and lessons of the Holocaust. They commemorate the lives of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, honour the survivors and pay tribute to the "Righteous Among Nations".

The Museum challenges visitors' perception of democracy, morality, social justice and human rights. The Museums' timeline invites visitors to explore Jewish history from its Biblical origin in the Ancient Near East to the thriving community in Australia.

The Museum challenges visitors’ perceptions of democracy, morality, social justice and human rights and places the Holocaust in its historical and contemporary context. There is a newly renovated Holocaust exhibition as well as a number of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

The Holocaust and Human Rights is the newest permanent exhibition that outlines human rights achievements and challenges, and uses digital technologies to explore local issues pertaining to the rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers; People with Disabilities; Indigenous People; and the LGBTIQ+ Community.

Nearby events

  1. Salon Flamenco

    Friday 26 April 2019 , Darlinghurst

    An intimate salon for lovers of Flamenco. Adventurous, daring, new solo works connecting with the pulse of what’s piping-hot in Europe. The artists share a philosophy of practice that has not been articulated anywhere in Australia. Stay…

    26 Apr
  2. Island Welcome

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Wednesday 05 June 2019 , Darlinghurst

    Island Welcome is a group exhibition exploring contemporary jewellery as a gesture of welcome. Inspired by the welcome garlands of many traditional island cultures, a group of contemporary jewellers have made a neckpiece, lei or garland…

    27 Apr - 05 Jun
  3. Whales | Tohorā

    Saturday 27 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Darlinghurst

    Come eye-to-eye with the world’s largest animals. Dive into the immersive Whales | Tohorā exhibition that brings the incredible world of whales to life at the Australian Museum. Presenting the latest cetacean research from the…

    27 Apr - 28 Apr