The Jewish Museum of Australia is open! For COVID-Safety information, please see our Visit page.


Coronavirus (updated October, 2021)
We are excited to welcome you back to the Jewish Museum of Australia. To ensure the health and safety of our visitors, team and volunteers, we have made a number of important changes that reflect COVID-Safe practices as required and recommended by government regulation.

To welcome you back in the safest way, please follow Victorian Government health advice by wearing a mask when required and showing proof of vaccination (or authorised medical exemption) on arrival.

Your proof of vaccination or exemption can be:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Medicare app, Service Victoria app or equivalent smartphone wallet;
  • printed version of the COVID-19 digital certificate or Immunisation History Statement;
  • successful completion of a Service Victoria QR check-in that includes vaccination confirmation;
  • proof of relevant medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner.

Children under 16 years old do not need to be vaccinated but must be accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

We need to view proof of vaccination to manage our work health and safety risks and comply with Public Health Orders. Your information will be kept private.

What else you need to know:

  • A face mask is recommended for visitors aged over 12, even if you are vaccinated, as there are times you may not be able to maintain 1.5 metres from others.
  • Please be aware that some visitors may have a medical or other condition which prevents them wearing a mask.
  • These visitors must carry documents to support their exemption as required by Public Health Orders. We ask that you be respectful to others, as reasons for not wearing a mask are not always obvious.
  • Download the Service Victoria app before visiting, for easy QR check-in.
  • Bring a credit or debit card for on-site purchases. Cashless payments are preferred where possible.
  • Don’t visit if you’re unwell or, if in the last 14 days, you have experienced cold or flu symptoms, returned from overseas, been instructed by health authorities to isolate or are a close contact of an identified COVID case.
  • Before you visit, we recommend you check the Department of Health and Human Services list of exposure sites. Do not attend if you have visited a location at an identified time and listed as Tier 1 or Tier 2.

Please click here to see our COVID-Safe Visitor Protocols.

What’s On

The Jewish Museum of Australia is currently showing several permanent exhibitions, as well as our special MIRKA exhibition.

Admission to MIRKA is paid, must be booked, and includes access to the whole Museum. For MIRKA tickets, click here.

General admission to the Museum is free, does not require a booking and does not include access to MIRKA.


MIRKA full price:
Adult: $20
Concession: $15
Family: $40
A family pass can be used for 2 adults and up to 3 children (up to age 16)
Companion card holder: $15
A companion card ticket grants free entry to the cardholder’s carer

MIRKA group booking price (only available for 10+ people):
Adult: $18
Concession: $13.50

MIRKA member price:
Adult: $17
Concession: $12.75
Family: $34
A family pass can be used for 2 adults and up to 3 children (up to age 16)

Duration: 75 minutes
Access: the MIRKA exhibition (open from 14 February), as well as the permanent galleries, which includes Belief and Ritual, Calling Australia Home, Evolving Identities, Timeline of Jewish History and The Jewish Year exhibitions; MIRKA+ and the Museum shop
Do I need to book in advance? Yes. Timed-entry tickets are on sale now

Members receive 15% off exhibition entry, tickets to programs, short courses and events, as well as purchases made at the Museum shop. To become a Member, click here

To make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, we have also introduced timed entry tickets when visiting MIRKA. If you wish to visit only the permanent collection, you may come at any time.

Contact us
Phone: (03) 8534 3600

Street address
We are located at 26 Alma Road St Kilda VIC 3182, a two-minute walk from tram stop 32 on St Kilda Rd (Routes 3 or 67). Please forward all mail to PO Box 117, St Kilda VIC 3182.

Due to the age and restrictions that exist within our building, some parts of our venue have limited access. These areas include the front entrance and our lift. Access to the front entrance of the Museum and the first-floor exhibition spaces may not be possible for some visitors.

Click here to view information about the accessibility of the Museum.

Admission prices
Entry to the permanent galleries and Museum shop is free. Charges apply for MIRKA, as well as programs, short courses and events. Please see individual pages for pricing details. Members receive a 15% discount – to become a member, click here.

Opening hours
Tuesday–Friday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 10am–5pm

The Museum is open on the following 2021 public holidays:
Friday 2 April – Good Friday
Tuesday 2 November – Melbourne Cup Day
Sunday 26 December – Boxing Day

The Museum is closed on the following 2021 Jewish holy days:
Sunday 28 March – First Day Pesach
Monday 29 March – Second Day Pesach
Sunday 4 April – Eighth Day Pesach
Monday 10 May – Yom Yerushalayim
Monday 17 May – First Day Shavuot
Tuesday 18 May – Second Day Shavuot
Tuesday 7 September – First Day Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday 8 September – Second Day Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday 15 September – Erev Yom Kippur (Museum closes at 1pm)
Thursday 16 September – Yom Kippur
Monday 20 September – Erev Sukkot (Museum closes at 1pm)
Tuesday 21 September – First Day Sukkot
Wednesday 22 September – Second Day Sukkot
Tuesday 28 September – Shemini Atzeret
Wednesday 29 September – Simchat Torah