Jewish Museum London

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

Designs on Britain

  • 19 October 2017 — 15 April 2018 *on now

Discover how much of the most iconic British design was produced by immigrants to this country.

20th century design in the UK was profoundly shaped by the arrival of pioneering Jewish émigré designers from continental Europe. They brought with them a knowledge of modernism and radically transformed the practice and language of British design.

Don’t miss iconic posters for London Underground, the General Post Office and the War Office created by designers including Dorrit Dekk, FHK Henrion and Hans Schleger.

See the classic designs that have been embraced by generations - a ‘70s Raleigh Chopper bike, an early Marble Run toy, and the London Transport bus stop sign.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult - £8.50
Concession - £6.50
Child - £3.50
Family (Two adults and up to four children) - £18.00

Website

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

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.
Jewish Museum London - Tom Karen: My Life and Work

Tom Karen: My Life and Work

  • 29 November 2017 7-8pm

Hear from Tom Karen, the designer of the iconic Raleigh Chopper, the Bond Bug and the Marble Run, in conversation with Vicky Richardson, design curator and writer.

Admission

Admission: £10.00
Box office: 020 7284 7384 / admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=1550

Tate & Lyle boxes, logo designed by FHK Henrion

Curator's Talk: Designs on Britain

  • 6 December 2017 2-2:30pm

Discover more about the themes, stories and objects in Designs On Britain with Head of Exhibitions Joanne Rosenthal.

Admission

Adult - £8.50
Child - £3.50
Concession - £6.50
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) - £18.00

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=1560

Hanukah Family Afternoon - Jewish Museum London

Hanukah Family Afternoon

  • 10 December 2017 1-4pm

Get in the spirit of Hanukah with an afternoon packed full of activities for all the family.

- Create your own clay Hanukah lamp to take home
- Make your own delicious edible dreidl
- Get crafty and make your own candle for your Hanukah lamp
- Join in with our Hanukah Carnival games
- Decorate a ceramic tile with Hanukah images
- Play a game dreidl with family and friends
- Create your own Hanukah cards
- Handle Hanukah objects from our collection
- Take part in Hanukah wordsearches, colouring, dot-to-dot and other puzzle activities

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Any age
  • 16-17
  • 11-13

Admission

Adult - £8.50
Child - £3.50
Concession - £6.50
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) - £18.00

Website

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=1567

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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