General admission to the museum is free. Donations are welcome.
Length of tour
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 consists 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.
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 Centre to enquire about the availability of guides with specific language skills.
Special exhibition guidebooks can be obtained from the Centre’s reception desk, where there is also a wide selection of books, many written by local survivors available and for purchase.
Wheelchair and lift access is available and a toilet for the disabled is located on the lower ground floor. Parking for the disabled is available in Selwyn Street. Visitors can contact the Centre 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 Centre and in surrounding streets.
If you are driving to the Centre, please click here to view a map , or you can find us at Melways Ref: 67 F3
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 Centre. Travel time from the City (Flinders Street Railway station) is about 14 minutes.
Tram – Number 67 from the City to Glenhuntly
Alight at stop number 44. Approximate travel time from the City (Melbourne Town Hall) is about 30 minutes