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 is a vital part of the Jewish community in Britain, proud to be both British and Jewish, and honoured to play a part in both communities.

"The Jewish Museum looks set to become a London museum landmark" Time Out

The Jewish Museum London reopened on 17 March 2010 after a £10 million transformation, creating a landmark Museum that celebrates Jewish life and cultural diversity. 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.

The only museum in London dedicated to a minority group, the museum’s expansion and redevelopment was made possible following a £4.2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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.

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

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World Jamboree Collage

World Jamboree

  • 21 September 2014 6-9:45pm *on now

The World Jamboree is a world music and food inter-faith annual event which raises vital funds for Health Poverty Action, an international development charity working to improve the health of the world’s poorest people. The event, now in its third year, has grown year on year and is set to continue this trend with new artists being introduced to the line up. Musicians and artists will include the likes of acclaimed vocalist and kirtan leader Nikki Slade, sufi stars Silk Road, jazz with Toni Green accompanied by Ashley Knight, Moroccan vocalist Abdelkader Saadoun, blue grass star Yan Yates, Sebastian Blake hailed by many as the Buddhist prince and rising African vocalist Namvula Rennie.

Chefs from around the world cook up a feast of fantastic flavours. Last year saw food from Italy, France, India, Japan, America and Angola.

For the first time this year the event will be screened live across the world by Osargenews.com which was launched recently to bring together news from Africa and the African diaspora.

The event is introduced by several faith leaders, including Buddhist youth division leader Kiyoshi Inoue, Rabbi Natan Levy, Satyas Minhas and and Iman Muhammad Al-Hussaini. At a time of rising religious tensions in the UK and around the world, World Jamboree is a welcome reminder of the possibility of interfaith co-operation and aims to break down the barriers between religions and initiate a dialogue of cohesion.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£17.50/£14.50 concessions.

Website

http://www.worldjamboree2014.eventbrite.com

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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