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European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage
11th October 2015Free
To celebrate 2015 European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage we will be opening our doors free of charge for the whole day.
At 1pm you can discover Manchester’s Jewish past on a Jewish Heritage walk around the city’s historic Jewish Quarter. In the 19th Century Manchester’s Jewish community settled in areas close to Victoria Station (Strangeways, Red Bank and lower Cheetham). Whilst the community has now moved out to the city suburbs, evidence of the city’s first Jewish communities still exist today. Your guide, Merton Paul, will take you around the streets of lower Cheetham showing you where Manchester’s Jewish community first began, exploring the sites and stories of the city’s first Jewish communities.
The walk will start at the museum and will proceed around the streets of lower Cheetham and Strangeways, where you will discover many forgotten sites, including former Jewish schools, factories, soup kitchens and synagogues. A particular highlight is the former site of the first Marks & Spencers HQ and the former residence of M&S’s founder, Michael Marks.
Pre-booking is required for the Heritage Walk. The Heritage Walk is now fully booked.
In association with B’nai B’rith UK and the European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage.