Manchester Jewish Museum

Manchester Jewish Museum

Open to the public

Museum or gallery in Greater Manchester

22 artworks

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Manchester Jewish Museum is for Jewish and non-Jewish people offering a unique experience as both a social history museum and as a resource for learning. As a social history museum, we tell the story of Manchester’s Jewish community from the 1780s to the present day. With 30,000 items in our collections, the Museum explores the cultural and religious evolution of Manchester’s Jewish community. Our collection reveals the political and industrial legacies of this community on a local, regional, national and international scale. This is the only UK museum housed inside an original synagogue and, built in 1874, it is Manchester’s oldest surviving synagogue. The oil paintings in our collection reflect the history of Manchester’s Jewish community. Most have been donated by private donors. The collection includes mayoral portraits and paintings commissioned by individual families. The museum opened to the public in 1984 and the collection has continued to grow since that date. The Museum still actively collects material relating to the Jewish community in Manchester.

Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester M8 8LW England

0161 834 9879

Manchester Jewish Museum is open to the general public on Sunday to Thursday from 10am–4pm and Friday 10am–1pm. Should you wish to see any of their paintings, please contact the Museum in advance to make an appointment with the curator.