Dania Beach Museums

According to the American Association of Museums, “museums occupy a unique place in American society and culture. They are places of discovery, exploration, and lifelong learning. They are places of knowledge and inspiration, showing us who we were, who we are, and what we can be.” In addition, museums are viewed “as one of the most important resources for educating our children and as one of the most trustworthy sources of objective information. Museums are centers of community life and stewards of local culture.”
WMODA Dania Beach Museum

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

481 South Federal Highway
Dania Beach, FL 33004 

Open to the public Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Private tours: 954-376-6690

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in South Florida  (WMODA) is a world- class museum in South Florida celebrating the fired arts of ceramics and glass. The museum features thousands of works from the world’s most renowned ceramic and glass artists. In addition to a vast collection of 19th and 20th century British pottery and porcelain from factories, such as Wedgwood, Minton and Royal Doulton, The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts displays works by contemporary ceramic artists from the UK, USA, and South Africa. A spectacular collection of Dale Chihuly’s work is exhibited in the Hot Glass gallery at The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts - WMODA.

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts hosts an exciting program of changing exhibitions, which focus on different aspects of the fired arts. Current installations include the newest exhibit CHRISTOPHER MARLEY | BIOPHILIA: A Dialogue with Art, Nature and Science and the Art of Tea, which celebrates the ritual of afternoon tea. Elegant tea parties with fine English china are a highlight of the events program at WMODA.
Dania Beach Holocaust Museum

The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center

303 N. Federal Hwy
Dania Beach, FL 33004

(954) 929-5690

The first South Florida Holocaust Museum, currently in Phase II, is delighted to be located in the heart of Dania Beach, Florida. Our site is 26,000 sq. ft., on one floor, with 21 ft. high ceilings. It is located minutes from I-95, Fort-Lauderdale Hollywood Airport and Port Everglades, making it exceptionally easy for schools, local visitors, tourists and cruise passengers.

The first South Florida Holocaust Museum is a cultural gem for Broward County and the State of Florida has among the largest collections of Holocaust artifacts and research materials, 2,500 eyewitness testimonies, 6,000-volume research and reference libraries, films, DVDs, photographs, and priceless Holocaust memorabilia. These collections and exhibits attract visitors and scholars from all over the world.

With Holocaust Education mandatory in Florida public schools, the Museum is a wonderful central educational facility for the approximately 925,000 public school students and tens of thousands of private and parochial school students living in the Tri-County area of Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach. 
The Museum takes a multimedia, interactive approach combining the HDEC’s exceptional holdings, along with a collection of items that have been gathered specifically for this museum. 

There is widespread interest in visiting Holocaust museums; yet there has been no Holocaust museum here in South Florida. Since its opening in 1993, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., has welcomed more than 40 million visitors; the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles has welcomed more than 6 million visitors since 1993, with 350,000 visiting annually. Yad Vashem in Israel, which opened to the public in 1957, has more than a million visitors a year. The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Chicago, which opened in 2009, has had more than 200,000 visitors annually. The Anne Frank House is the third-most-visited museum in Amsterdam, with more than 1.4 million visitors in 2016.

For more than three decades, the Center has aggressively confronted hatred, prejudice and violence. As we confront the challenges of today, our efforts are full speed ahead to endow a “LEGACY OF REMEMBRANCE” for all our children and grandchildren so they will know and understand the meaning of NEVER AGAIN. 

Sherman Tank WWII

Dania Beach Holocaust Museum

Poland Rail Car

Dania Beach Holocaust Museum railcar

Permanent Exhibit

The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, Inc. (HDEC)  is a nonsectarian, non-profit organization dedicated and devoted to documenting the authentic memory of the Holocaust and educating today’s generation about the evils and dangers of hatred, prejudice, bigotry, and bullying and empowering them to act in the face of diversity.

Sherman Tank

The acquired U.S. M-4A3E8 Sherman Army Tank, on permanent loan from the U.S. Army, of the type involved in the Liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp
in Germany. 

Polish Rail Car

Acquired Polish Railcar, the only one worldwide through restoration that has been identified and we know today that this railcar traveled from the Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka Death Camp 

Survivors Testimonies

Over 2,500 oral history testimonies of Survivors, Liberators, Rescuers,


6,500 volume Holocaust library book collection

Dania Beach Holocaust Museum broward Survivors