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Museum and Art Gallery

The National Jewish Memorial Centre houses a small museum and art gallery which is open to the public and school groups.


The central display cases of the museum, currently located in the foyer of the building, are designed to educate visitors on basic aspects of Judaism. Subjects covered are:
  • The Story of Judaism
  • Rabbinic Judaism and the Jewish Life Cycle
  • The Sabbath and Jewish Festivals
  • Modern Jewish People and The State of Israel
  • Australian Jewish Community
  • The Holocaust.
The collection consists of objects that have been owned by the ACT Jewish Community for many years, as well as items which have been donated or are on loan, especially for this display. The collection incorporates many items which were gifted to the Community by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet as official presentations by visiting dignitaries to former Prime Ministers.
Hours of Opening
The museum is open to the public from 10:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Thursday. It closes at 2:00pm for all Jewish festivals. It is also closed on Jewish and public holidays.
Self-Guided Tours
The museum is designed to be self-guided for small groups, and an attractive, easy to follow guide book in two sizes has been developed for this purpose. The books are available for sale at the museum.
Group Tours
Guided tours can be arranged for school or large groups by making prior arrangements with the Community office. We can tailor these group tours together with you to accommodate your group's specific requirements and interests.

Art Gallery

A small art gallery is located within the Centre. The artworks have been collected over many years. Note: In 2019, the Centre will be undergoing extensions to the building and access to the Art Gallery may be limited.

The current exhibition, which commemorates the centenary of ANZAC, is the Harold Collins Photographic Exhibition, which is on loan from the Sydney Jewish Museum. Click here to view information on this exhibition on our AJWM web page. 
Hours of opening are the same as the Museum & Library. 
Sat, 26 September 2020 8 Tishrei 5781