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We are open to all.

Our museum tells the story of the history and heritage of Jews in Britain through universal themes of migration, family, faith and culture.

Visit us and discover the history, culture and heritage of Jews in Britain from 1066 to the present day.

Explore our four permanent galleries showcasing the vibrancy of Jewish life in Britain, including a recreation of London's East End and rare items from our Designated collection of Jewish ceremonial art.

Don't miss our changing programme of displays in our two exhibition spaces, all included in the price of admission.

Plus - take part in our fun events and activities for all the family!

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Gallery

Opening hours

Daily 10am-5pm (Friday 10am-2pm)

Admission charges

Adults: £7.50*
Concessions: £6.50*
Child (5-16): £3.50
Family ticket: £18 for two adults and up to 4 children
Museum Friends and Under 5s: free
*Prices include voluntary donation for Gift Aid purposes.
Admission is free to the Welcome Gallery, museum shop and café

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass
Getting there

Transport links
3 minutes walk from Camden Town underground station (Northern Line)
6 minute walk from Mornington Crescent underground station (Northern Line)
Buses 24, 27, 29, 31, 88, 134, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2

Additional info

There is full physical access to all public areas (including galleries, education suite, shop, café and auditorium).

Services available for visitors with mobility impairments:

Accessible lift serving all floors of the Jewish Museum London
Accessible lavatories are available on most floors
A wheelchair which can be booked for use within the museum
Services available for visitors with hearing impairments:

​An induction loop runs through the Welcome Gallery, Auditorium and permanent gallery spaces. Users should switch their hearing aid to T mode and as they approach sound coming through in-built speakers it will pick up the amplification.
Carers are admitted free.

Access for guide dogs is allowed in all areas of the gallery.

Any questions please call the museum on +44 (0)20 7284 7384.

The Ritual Judaica collection at this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.

The collections held by The Jewish Museum are unique in the UK for their rich representation of items of Judaica, in particular with an English provenance. The collections of the museum as a whole are of a high quality, but there are some particularly rare items within the Designated collection of Jewish ceremonial art, which is considered among the finest in the world.

Highlights include a 16th century Venetian synagogue ark and magnificent silver Torah ornaments from the Great Synagogue in Duke's Place, City of London, destroyed during the Blitz. In addition the museum has an outstanding collection of synagogue textiles, metalwork and illuminated manuscripts reflecting Jewish religious life and practice. The museum also tells the story of Jewish history in Britain from the Norman conquest until recent times.

Collection details

World Cultures, Social History, Religion, Personalities, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals

Key artists and exhibits

  • The Judaica collection includes a 16th century Italian synagogue ark, Italian cradle charms, the oldest English made Hanukah lamp, embroidered textiles and illuminated marriage contracts. Highlights in the History Gallery include medieval notched wooden tax receipts, eighteenth century portraits, a Queen Anne silver tray and loving cups presented to the Lord Mayors of London by the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.
  • Designated Collection
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Cecil Roth Lecture

Cecil Roth Annual Lecture - Sir Moses & Lady Judith Montefiore: Between Tradition and Modernity

  • 9 May 2018 , 7-8pm

Montefiore was the preeminent Jewish figure of the nineteenth century and one of the first truly global celebrities – a man whose 100th birthday was the cause of national and international rejoicing. A pioneering humanitarian, fundraiser, traveller and campaigner for Jewish emancipation on a grand scale, Montefiore and his Judith braved Greek pirates, stormy seas, and melting rivers as they crisscrossed Europe and the Mediterranean to relieve the plight of Jews in distress.

The Montefiores were simultaneously icons of Jewish modernity and models of traditional religiosity. This was a contradiction which, at the time, was perhaps less striking than it is now. Taking us from London to Jerusalem (via St Petersburg and Marrakesh), this is a talk that invites us to think again about tradition and modernity in Jewish history, and about what orthodoxy meant – then and now.

Guest lecturer, Abigail Green, previously published 'Moses Montefiore: Jewish Liberator, Imperial Hero' which won the Sami Rohr Choice Award, was a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, and the New Republic Best Book of 2010. She is now writing an international history of Jewish liberal activism book tentatively entitled ‘Children of 1848: Liberalism and the Jews from the Revolutions to Human Rights’.


This annual Cecil Roth lecture, funded by the Cecil Roth Trust, has been created in collaboration with Cecil’s nephew, Joseph Roth. Joseph sadly passed away earlier this year, this lecture will serve to honour his tireless dedication and determination to celebrate his uncle’s contribution to Anglo-Jewish history.

Cecil Roth was one of the greatest Jewish historians of the 20th century. The museum is privileged to host these thought-provoking lectures. He was also one of the original founders of the Jewish Museum in 1932

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 14-15

Admission

Friends go Free
Concessions £6.50
Adult £8.50

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=1631

Getting there

Transport links
3 minutes walk from Camden Town underground station (Northern Line)
6 minute walk from Mornington Crescent underground station (Northern Line)
Buses 24, 27, 29, 31, 88, 134, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2

Jewish Museum London
Raymond Burton House
129-131 Albert Street
Camden Town
London
Greater London
NW1 7NB
England

Website

Website

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

General enquiries

admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

General enquiries

020 7284 7384

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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