Manchester Jewish Museum

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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.

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Opening hours

Sunday-Thursday 10:00-16:00
Friday 10:00-13:00

(Check website for closing for Jewish Festivals)

Admission charges

Adults £3-95
Concessions £2-95
Family ticket £9-50


  • Museums Association

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Architecture, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Religion, Social History, Trade and Commerce, World Cultures

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Made in Manchester: The Art of Emmanuel Levy (1900-1986)

  • 24 October 2014 — 29 May 2015 *on now

Major retrospective on Manchester artist, Emmanuel Levy-€“ the first for over 30 years. 'Made in Manchester: The Art of Emmanuel Levy (1900-1986)'€™ explores Levy'€™s Mancunian heritage and showcase his talents as a painter, writer and teacher.

Born in Manchester in 1900 Levy studied at Manchester School of Art, where he trained under Adolph Valette, alongside L.S. Lowry with whom he remained friends. Levy held his first one-man show in Manchester in 1925, with others following throughout the 1920s and 1930s. In 1928 Levy was appointed special instructor in life drawing at Manchester University School of Architecture, succeeding his former tutor, Valette. In the 1950s and 1960s he went on to lecture at Stockport College of Art. To supplement his income, Levy was also Art Critic for the Manchester Evening News. Retrospectives of his work have been held across the country, the last being at Stockport Art Gallery in 1982.

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Free with museum admission


Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill Road
Greater Manchester
M8 8LW





0161 834 9879


0161 834 9801

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