At the Jewish Museum of Australia, we illuminate Jewish life. At the intersection of art and Jewish culture, our Museum is a place for all people to share in the Australian Jewish experience.
We have been building, researching and caring for the Jewish Museum of Australia collection for half a century. At over 25,000 items, it comprises the largest repository of the Australian Jewish experience in the world. Predominantly donated by the community, our collection includes historical and contemporary Judaica; fine art, photography and textiles; letters, diaries, documents and books; and everyday objects. Each and every item tells a story – conjuring the lives of the people who made, used, collected or donated it.
Explore the collection here: jewishmuseum.com.au/collection
Getting to the Gallery
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).
At the Jewish Museum of Australia, we are committed to providing opportunities for all members of our community to experience everything that we have to offer. We have worked to ensure that our exhibitions and events are as accessible as possible for people with restricted mobility. However, 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. The Museum has disability-access toilets on the ground floor.
When visiting the Museum, we ask you to please take into account the following:
The front entrance of the Museum has steps. Visitors with restricted mobility, including those using wheelchairs, can access the building via our schools’ entrance at the rear. Please ring the Museum ahead of your visit, and we can assist to organise access.
Our passenger lift has the following dimensions: (approx.) 900mm (wide) x 1200mm (deep). We appreciate that the lift may not fit all sizes of wheelchairs and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
Should there be any difficulty in accessing lift control buttons or any aspect of our accessibility, our staff and Visitor Experience Officers are always nearby to assist.
Image: Marie-Luise Skibbe, Jewish Museum of Australia, 2023