Jewish Museum London

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The Jewish Museum London is for people of all backgrounds and faiths to explore British Jewish heritage, identity and culture.

Set against a spacious and modern architectural backdrop with displays across four permanent galleries, the museum brings the Jewish story to life, placing it in a wider context of British history.

Our education programmes, exhibitions and events encourage a sense of discovery and creativity and tell the story of Jewish history, culture and religion in an innovative and compelling way.

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

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Image from The  Tiger Who Came to Tea - Copyright Kerr Kneale Productions

Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective

  • 29 June — 14 October 2015 *on now

Have tea with a life-size Tiger, curl up in Mog’s basket with one of Judith Kerr’s classic picture books, and discover the childhood drawings of a girl escaping Hitler’s Germany.

The exhibition invites families to enjoy a showcase of almost 80 years of original artwork and illustrations by one of Britain’s best loved authors.

It also celebrates the picture books still so loved by children around the world today, The Tiger who Came to Tea, and the Mog series. It also explores the background to When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, featuring drawings Judith made as a child refugee fleeing Nazi Germany.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • Any age

Admission

Adults £7.50, Concessions £6.50, Children £3.50
Family (two adults and two children) £18

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/JudithKerr

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.
Illustration of French scene by Kremena Dimitrova

Illustration Workshop with Kremena Dimitrova

  • 1 August 2015 11am-1pm *on now

Get your paws dirty with this workshop for under 10s led by Lonely Planet Kids illustrator Kremena Dimitrova.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by adults.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£10 per child, adults free with museum entry (£7.50, £6.50 conc)

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=637

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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