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
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.
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How to Draw Anything Workshop

  • 26 July 2018 7-8:30pm

Remember how you used to draw with confidence and joy as a child? What happened? Why did you stop? This workshop will help you rediscover that natural instinct for expressing yourself through drawing, and along the way you will see how drawing can give clarity to your thoughts, trigger memories, invigorate passions and solve problems.

Led by Chris Wilson and Dan Porter, founders of Scriberia and authors of "How to Draw Anything", this workshop will set out to repair our broken relationship with drawing. It will take drawing out of the art world and put it into your world, introducing you to drawing as a practical tool for everyday life that will change the way you work, think and communicate. No previous drawing experience necessary.

Doors 6pm | Café 6 – 7pm | Shop 6 - 7pm| Galleries 6 - 7pm and 8.30 -9pm

Ticket includes entry into Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

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

Admission

Adult - £10.00
Concession - £8.50

Website

http://jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=1661

A woman with blonde curly hair posing with her hand by her ear

Autobiographical Comic Book Workshop

  • 28 July 2018 2-3:30pm

Dr Sarah Lightman is an artist, scholar, curator and Eisner- award-winning author, she is currently completing her autobiographical graphic novel, "The Book of Sarah" (Myriad Editions 2019). Learn how you can tell your own story through words and images.

This workshop is aimed at adults. Ticket includes entry into the Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny exhibition.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

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

Admission

Adult - £8.50
Concession - £6.50

Website

http://jewishmuseum.org.uk/whats-on?item=1650

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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