In 2019 we plan to open a new Jewish Museum in Manchester. A new museum extension will be built around our historic synagogue building. The new extension will house new galleries and new spaces for education, events and commercial operations. Our historic building will also be fully restored.

We want to make the museum bigger and better for everyone, regardless of faith, background and age. To do this, we’re holding various activities throughout 2016, encouraging more people to get involved. Activities include:

Object Appeal – a search across Manchester’s Jewish community for objects to display in the new museum. Find out where our Curator will be next.

The Curious Case of MJM – a travelling suitcase with weird and wonderful objects from our collection. Come and see the case  and tell us your thoughts about a new museum.

Cheetham Hill Road: A People Panorama27 community groups from Cheetham Hill are having panoramic photos taken for a museum exhibition – a great opportunity to speak to our neighbours about a new museum.

1_MJM_PROJECT_PAGE_BANNER_v1#SynaGigs – building on the success of our Autumn 15 events programme, we’re staging another vibrant and eclectic cultural programme in 2016. Come along to a #SynaGig and see how the museum is already changing!


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The project is being supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) who have awarded us a development grant of £426,900 to progress our plans to apply for a full HLF grant later this year.