FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
When is the museum open?
The museum, museum shop and library are open during regular museum hours:
Monday–Thursday from 10am – 5pm,
Friday from 10am – 3pm, and
Sunday from 1 – 5pm.
The Breman is closed Saturdays, and most Jewish and Federal holidays. Be aware that Jewish holidays begin the evening before, so the museum usually closes early on those days. Please check the museum calendar!
For more information, call 678-222-3700.
Can I use a credit card to pay admission?
Yes. The Museum accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Do I need reservations or tickets for special exhibitions at the museum?
No. Special exhibitions at The Breman Museum are free with general admission, with very few exceptions, and do not require a special ticket or advance reservation
Information about admission fees, parking, and directions to the museum can be found on the Visitor Information page.
Entrance to The Breman Museum.
Can I come to the museum just to visit the Museum Shop? If so, do I have to pay the admission fee?
You do not have to pay admission to visit the Breman Museum Shop.
Are bags and backpacks allowed in the museum? Is there a coat check?
There is a place to hang coats and store belongings in the lobby in front of the Museum Shop. All packages, large bags, backpacks and umbrellas must be left in the lobby. The museum is not responsible for items left in the lobby.
All bags are subject to security inspection before entering the museum.
Strollers are welcome in the museum. Both the women's and men's restrooms are equipped with baby-changing stations. For safety reasons, large diaper bags and back baby carriers must be checked in the coat room; however, frontal carriers may be used. Nursing mothers may ask at the Visitor Information Desk for a convenient place to nurse your child.
Is there a place to eat at the museum?
No, unfortunately, The Breman does not have a café, and no outside food or drink may be brought into the Selig Center. There are restaurants in the area, and we can provide you with a list of places to eat nearby. Here's a listing of kosher restaurants in Atlanta you may want to check out.
The Breman Museum Shop.
Are there guidelines for visiting the museum?
Yes, The Breman encourages you to be aware of the museum policies, which we hope will ensure a pleasant environment for all of our visitors, as well as safeguard the materials exhibited in our galleries.
Is photography permitted in the museum?
The use of photography (cameras, video equipment) in the Breman's permanent galleries is permitted, but please do not use flash, which can damage the exhibition materials. Special exhibitions may not be photographed.
Can the museum be rented for events?
Yes, the Breman may be rented for special events. Contact Judi Ayal by email or 404-870-1632 for more information
How long does it take to tour the museum?
We generally recommend that visitors allow one-and-a-half hours (90 minutes) to view our galleries. Some visitors stay the whole day and come back the next. If you just wanted to view all of our videos it would take over two hours!
For visitors with mobility impairments
A wheel chair is available at the Visitor Information Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. The restrooms are wheelchair accessible as are the galleries.
Do you offer tours in any languages other than English?
Arrangements can be made in advance to schedule alternate tours in Spanish by contacting Judi Ayal by e-mail or at 404-870-1632.
My child is doing a school report, or I'm writing a paper for a course in college; can you help?
Yes. The Breman houses the largest repository of its kind in the Southeast. To use primary materials, make an appointment with the archivist, Sandy Berman, by e-mail or 404-870-1862. The Breman library has an extensive collection of secondary reference materials. Contact the librarian, Maureen MacLaughlin, by e-mail or at 678-222-3752.
If you would like to interview a Holocaust survivor, please contact Mike Weinroth by e-mail or at 404-870-1630. The archives also has a number of transcribed oral histories of survivors, in case no survivor is available to be interviewed.
Do you have any information on my family members who were early residents of Atlanta?
We have genealogy records and collections specific to many Atlanta-area families. Please make an appointment with Breman Archivist Sandy Berman by e-mail or 404-870-1862.
Can you tell me how much my antique is worth?
We are not allowed to give appraisals. We can, however, refer you to a professional appraiser and/or dealer to assist you.
How can I donate materials to the museum?
Since the establishment of the Ida Pearl and Joseph Cuba Jewish Community Archives,The Breman Museum has benefited from the generosity of the public in building its collections, and we continue to welcome gifts; however, not every item is appropriate for the museum’s collections. If we already have a certain item that would be duplicated by an offered gift, or if material does not conform to the collection policiers of the Cuba Archives, we can not to add it to the collection. Wwe have a careful process for reviewing all gift offers. If you wish to offer materials to the museum, please contact Breman Archivist Sandy Berman by e-mail or 404-870-1862.. We appreciate your generous intentions and your wish to safeguard and document Jewish life and history.
Absence of Humanity: The Holocaust Years, section on concentration camps.