Visit the museum

Admission

General admission to the museum is free. Donations are welcome.

*Due to the sensitive nature of the content within the museum, we recommend children over the age of 12 attend and are accompanied by an adult.

Tours

The average visit to the museum’s permanent exhibition is generally about two hours. An additional hour should be allowed to view any temporary or special exhibitions.

The two hour and a quarter schools program consist of an introduction to the Holocaust, a brief documentary, a survivor testimony, a guided tour of the Museum displays, reflection and farewell. There is also an opportunity to light a candle in the Memorial Room.

Special guided tours for groups or organisations can be arranged by completing the online School Booking Request Form or the Private Group Booking Request Form. For all enquiries contact the Centre to discuss your requirements.

Guides

Volunteer guides, many of whom are Holocaust survivors, are available to answer questions and share personal stories with visitors. Many volunteers and guides speak Yiddish, Hebrew or European languages. Visitors can contact the JHC to enquire about the availability of guides with specific language skills.

Books

Special exhibition guidebooks can be obtained from the JHC’s reception desk, where there is also a wide selection of books, many written by local survivors available and for purchase.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible toilets and lift facilities are located on the lower ground floor. Parking is available in Selwyn Street.  Visitors can contact the JHC to discuss any special needs they have before their visit.

Planning your visit

The Jewish Holocaust Centre is located 6km from the Melbourne city centre. Free street parking is available in front of the JHC and in surrounding streets.

There is No Parking directly in front of the JHC from 9:30am – 3:30pm, Monday to Friday, to allow for bus and car drop-offs

Getting there

If you are driving to the JHC, click here to view a map , or you can find us at Melways Ref: 67 F3

Public transport

Tram and train services provide transport to nearby Glenhuntly Road, which is only a two minute walk to the Centre. Timetable details can be obtained from Metlink by calling 131 638 or via : www.metlinkmelbourne.com.

Train – Sandringham Line service from the City
Alight at Elsternwick Station, which is approximately two minutes walk to the JHC. Travel time from the city (Flinders Street Railway station) is about 14 minutes.

Tram – Number 67 from the city to Glenhuntly Road.
Alight at stop number 44. Approximate travel time from the city (Melbourne Town Hall) is about 30 minutes

Bus – Regular bus services operate to Elsternwick Station. Lines include: the City, Chadstone, Cliton Hill, Monash University.