Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill Road
0161 834 9879
0161 834 9801
Manchester Jewish Museum tells the story of the Jewish community in Manchester over the last 200 years.
Through photographs, objects, documents and room settings, visitors gain an insight into the lives of the individuals who came to the city in different waves of Jewish immigration. There are temporary exhibitions, please see the website for details.
The Museum opened in 1984 in the former Spanish and Portuguese synagogue which was built in 1874. This is a superb example of a synagogue built in the Moorish style.
The Museum offers an educational programme for schools, colleges/universities and adult groups. Details can be found on our website.
Please see our website for details about our Sunday afternoon Heritage Trails around the area.
(Check website for closing for Jewish Festivals)
Family ticket £9-50
- Museums Association
The former men's area of the synagoguelhas been preserved in its former glory, with a temporary exhibition in the back room. The former ladies gallery now houses our permanent exhibiton. There is also a shop selling books, Judaica and educational materials.
Artefacts, photographs, oral history tapes and archive material relating to the religious,working,educational and social life of the Jewish community in Manchester and Salford since the early nineteenth century.
Architecture, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Religion, Social History, Trade and Commerce, World Cultures
FAMILY FRIENDLY AFTERNOON - THE SABBATH EXPERIENCE
The Jewish Sabbath is a day of rest. We have a break from the stresses and strains of the working week and reconnect with family and friends.
Bring your children to Manchester Jewish Museum and find out more during an afternoon of arts and crafts. Together you can design your own Sabbath candlesticks and design your own cloth to cover the special Sabbath bread known as Challah.