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


  • 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.


  • 16 September — 3 December 2015 *on now

Jewish Museum London’s third crowd-sourced exhibition explores the theme of Sacrifice through personal mementoes, historic artefacts and fine art.

Members of the public have submitted objects alongside stories of sacrifices made, which will be displayed alongside treasures from the museum’s collection.

Objects on display represent sacrifices from the momentous to the more mundane, across many times and cultures. They include representations of Greek mythology and Biblical tales, and personal stories from two World Wars.

Sacrifice is the third in a series of three crowd-sourced exhibitions in 2015 produced in collaboration with the Cultural Institute at King’s College London.

Suitable for

  • Any age



  • 5 November 2015 — 28 February 2016 *on now

This exhibition explores the provocative and complex subject of blood.

Blood draws together manuscripts, prints, Jewish ritual and ceremonial objects, art, film, literature and cultural ephemera to present a rich exploration of how blood can unite and divide, reflecting on over 2,000 years of history.

Exploring the theme through the lens of Jewish religion, culture and history, the exhibition reflects on how blood is an essential part of life as well as integral to rituals about food, sex, and circumcision.

The exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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.

Genealogy of the Future

  • 9 December 2015 6:30-8pm

The work of determining lines of Jewish kinship is primarily understood as oriented towards the past. Professor Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University, discusses what happens when we start to think of Jewish genealogy and ‘blood ties’ as oriented towards the future.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


Free with museum entry


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
Greater London




General enquiries


General enquiries

020 7284 7384

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