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Kids & Family Exhibition Trail

This self-guided kids & family exhibition trail has been designed to guide our youngest visitors around aspects of the Museum’s Collection through the four permanent exhibitions: Calling Australia Home, Timeline of Jewish History, The Jewish Year and Belief and Ritual.

Comparing the Museum with a giant treasure box, children will receive the exhibition trail and coloured pencils in their own special treasure box, a place where they can collect and keep their special things and stories. Children are then invited to explore the objects and their stories in the galleries and hopefully realise the museum is a place to see and feel new things, a place to ask questions, to make connections, to be creative and most importantly – to have fun!

Age group: Suitable for all ages.
Cost: Free with Museum admission.
Time: Available at all times


11 - 29 June

A Study Tour of Jewish Poland & Lithuania

The Jewish Museum of Australia is pleased to announce it will host an exciting study tour from 11th-29th June 2015, focusing on the history of the Jews of Poland and Lithuania.

The tour will be led by Paul Forgasz, who lectures in Jewish history at Monash University’s Centre for Jewish Civilisation. Paul is well known as a regular contributor to the Jewish Museum’s adult education program and has also led previous Museum tours focusing on the Jews of medieval Spain and Germany.

As with any tour, you will visit various towns, cities, and sites of both Jewish and general historical interest.  Local guides will be on hand to explain the features of these sites. However, under Paul’s expert guidance, you will actively engage and interact with these places through the reading and analysis of texts, group discussions and simulations. In other words, you will step back into history, as you explore the amazing story of the Jews of Poland and Lithuania. You will re-live significant historical moments and experience the gamut of the Jewish historical experience in this heartland of Jewish history and culture.

For information about the tour and to register please click here.

Date: June 11 – 29, 2015