The Jewish Heritage Museum

The Jewish Heritage Museum

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Padua  gives evidence  of the  presence of  the Askenazi community, the earliest  settled in Padua starting from  the 14th century. It  is located inside the Great Ashkenazi Synagogue. The building, restored in Neoclassical style,  is a wonderful frame for the precious collection of silver objects and fabrics from the  16th and 17th centuries  and the  video installation "Generation comes, Generation goes" by Denis Brotto on ten of the most famous representatives of the Jewish life in Padua. 

The Italian Synagogue ,  built in 1548 and currently in use ,is the very  heart of the ghetto also nowadays.

The ancient restored  Cemetery, in Via Isidoro Wiel,  is a suggestive garden of graves dating  from  the 15th century. They tell us the presence of great charismatic men, e.g. Meir Katzenellenbogen, his son Samuel , Anselmo Dal Banco and Abraham Catalan.

Museums
Via delle Piazze, 26
Padova   (PD)  
Tel: +39 049661267 (during opening time); 848082380/+39 069967138 (from mobile) from Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm


Bus: 
Tram, 2, 3, 10, 12, 16, 18, A/M/T
Opening time in Winter: 
From October to May: Monday 10-2 pm; Thursday 2 pm-6 pm; Friday 9.30-1.30 pm; Sunday 10-6 pm. (other possibilities on request)
Opening time in Summer: 
From June to 30 September: monday, friday and sunday 10-6 pm (other possibilities on request)
Closing Time: 
Saturday and on Jewish feast days, 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
Remarks: 
Guided tours every Sunday at 12 and at 4.00 pm at the Museum and the Synagogue. School activities and guided visits on request. Bookshop with wide range of jewish goods and books.
Remarks for disabled: 
Free-barrier access