Explore the Jewish Museum as part of Open House Melbourne

31 July 2022
Sunday 10am–5pm
Jewish Museum of Australia

The Jewish Museum of Australia is thrilled to be a part of Open House Melbourne 2022 on Sunday 31 July, 10am – 5pm.

Join a guided tour of the permanent galleries, a curator talk about the collection or just wander in to learn about Jewish life and culture in Australia through a self-guided visit.

Expand your knowledge and experience by joining the Museum’s friends across the road at the St Kilda Synagogue for tours at specific times across the day.

Booking for guided tours and curator talks is recommended.

Behind the Scenes with the Curator

Go behind the scenes for a special peek at some of the treasures of our Collection pertaining to the story of Helmut Newton as a photographer within Melbourne’s Schmatte business but also as an enemy alien and internee, held at Tatura in regional Victoria.

Hear our Curator Cathy Pryor talk about the extent and significance of our holdings and discover more about what we collect and how we look after the 25K+ items in our care.

Times: 10am, 1pm, 4pm
Duration: approx. 30 min
Book here.

Exploring the Museum tours

Go on a journey of discovery with one of the Museum’s knowledgeable volunteer guides to learn more about Jewish life and culture through an Australian prism. The tour will take you through our five permanent galleries Timeline of Jewish History, Calling Australia Home, Evolving Identities, The Jewish Year and Belief and Ritual.

Times: 11am, 2pm
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Book here.


Our 2022 flagship exhibition, HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus, is currently open. Please note this is a ticketed exhibition.

For more information visit the exhibition page


Free, bookings essential.