Jewish Museum London

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

Website

Website

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

020 7284 7384

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The Jewish Museum London reopened in March 2010 after a £10 million transformation creating a landmark Museum that celebrates Jewish life and cultural diversity.

London’s only museum dedicated to the history and heritage of a cultural minority or individual faith - in one of the world’s most multicultural cities - we have strong relevance to many of the most important social issues facing the Britain today.

Our education programmes and activities encourage a sense of discovery and creativity and tell the story of Jewish history, culture and religion in an innovative and compelling way and engage with people of all backgrounds and faiths to explore Jewish heritage and identity as part of the wider story of Britain.
This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday - Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-2pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 10am - 5pm

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
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.

Items from this collection

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.
Star of David memorial wreath

For King and Country? The Jewish Experience of the First World War

  • 19 March — 10 August 2014 *on now

Over 50,000 Jewish soldiers fought for Britain during the First World War, sharing in the horror and loss experienced by the whole country. This exhibition will explore how war threw into question what it meant to be a British Jew. We will tell the personal stories of why Jewish soldiers decided to serve and of the struggle to keep faith while fighting in the trenches. These personal stories will be explored within the wider context of divided loyalties, integration and Zionism which were all under debate at the time.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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.

Website

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

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.
Black and white photograph of men in trenches

Curator talk: For King and Country?

  • 28 April 2014 2-3:30pm
  • 19 May 2014 2-3:30pm
  • 23 June 2014 2-3:30pm
  • 28 July 2014 2-3:30pm

Roz Currie, curator of "For King and Country?" will reveal many of the hidden Jewish stories from the First World War that lie behind the exhibits. Roz is curator of the Jewish Military Museum and is now working in partnership with the Jewish Museum to bring this exhibition to a larger audience. Booking is essential as places are limited.
Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Booking is essential as places are limited. Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk. Normal Admission Charges Apply.

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=550

Men of the Royal Scots Greys ride their horses on a road at Brimeux. A windmill can be seen across the fields behind them.
The Royal Scots Greys by on the road at Brimeaux, 25 May 1918.

'Know Before You Go' at the LJCC

  • 29 April 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Find out about the war and the exhibition with two experts: Roz Currie, curator of For King and Country? and Dr Helen Fry, a popular regular at the LJCC, an historian and biographer who has written over 20 books. This is one of the successful LJCC ‘Know Before You Go’ series to be held at Ivy House.
Book at www.ljcc.org.uk

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Family friendly

Admission

£12.00 in advance, £15.00 on the door.

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=555

Photograph showing group of children on cobbled street during WW1

First World War Family Day

  • 18 May 2014 10:30am-3pm
  • 15 June 2014 10:30am-3pm

Be inspired by the stories and create your own artistic responses. Look out for the exhibition Family Trail and our specially created Family Touch Tours.

More information coming soon on details of the inspiring workshops which must be booked (£5.00 per child) as spaces are limited.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per child.

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=553

Black and white photograph of men in trenches

'Fierce Imaginings': Isaac Rosenberg - the Private and the Poet'

  • 21 May 2014 11am-1pm

Jean Liddiard, Rosenberg’s biographer, and editor of “Isaac Rosenberg: Selected Poems and Letters” discusses how Isaac Rosenberg’s experience of serving on the Western Front shaped his life, his death, and his poetry.
Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£7.50 (includes museum entry).

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=554

Poppy

Faith in War

  • 29 May 2014 7-9pm

Is there conflict between religious and military ideals and core values?

Colonel Martin Newman DL, Chairman of the Jewish Committee for HM Forces and Padre (Rabbi) Reuben Livingstone, Principal Jewish Chaplain to HM Forces will shed light on the challenges and experiences of those who observe their faith in the armed forces.
Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£12.00 (including museum entry).

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=557

Poppy

Art of the First World War

  • 25 June 2014 3-5pm

Patrick Bade, senior lecturer at Christie’s Education, will discuss the impact the First World War had on art and music as well as how these important works continue to influence our understanding of life during the war.
Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£10.00 (includes museum entry).

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=556

photograph of poppy

Commemoration of the start of the First World War

  • 3 August 2014 11am-1pm

One hundred years after Britain declared war on Germany, the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (AJEX) and the United Synagogue will come together to remember those who served and died in the First World War.

This is most appropriate as it falls on the day before the eve of Tisha B’Av, a time of remembrance in the Jewish calendar.
Box Office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=558

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

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