MANCHESTER JEWISH MUSEUM IS CHANGING.
In 2020 we will open a new Jewish Museum in Manchester. Inspired by stories of Jewish Manchester, it will be a museum like no other. Visitors will get to see rare and powerful objects, hear personal and extraordinary stories, cook and eat Jewish food and travel back in time to explore Manchester’s oldest surviving
In today’s changing multicultural world we need this new museum more than ever. From stories of Holocaust Survivors to Middle Eastern refugees, the 30,000 items in our collection remind us what happens when people, politics and religion drive us apart – and how a city like Manchester can bring people together.
Our new museum, located on Cheetham Hill Road – “the most diverse street in the UK” – will bring people of all faiths, backgrounds and ages together. A two-storey extension will be built and our Grade II* listed synagogue repaired and restored. From the stories we tell in our new gallery to the bagels we bake in our ‘Kitchen’ café, our new museum will help create a brighter, more harmonious future, actively promoting the acceptance and understanding of all faiths and cultures.
The majority of project costs will be funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. We have so far raised £1million in match funding – well over half the required amount.
Help us reach our final fundraising target and pledge your support today. Full details, including the latest museum designs, are now available here:MJM Appeal Brochure