Guided Tours & Talks


We enjoy welcoming adult groups to the museum for guided tours and talks.

There are 2 themes to choose from:

guided-toursJewish Manchester in 1912: Sweat Shops, Charity and the Titanic
By 1912 a large part of Manchester’s Jewish community was made up of immigrants from Eastern Europe. We’€™ll take you back to 1912 to meet 5 members of the local Jewish community. Our volunteers will bring their personal stories back to life through the Museum’€™s displays, exhibits and collection

Faith and the Synagogue
In Cheetham Hill in 1912 there were synagogues for every level of religious observance. You could always find a synagogue to suit you.  You can explore the oldest surviving synagogue building in Manchester through the life of a Jewish man called Chaim Besso. Let Mr Besso’s story lead you around the synagogue and you will find out about kosher food, festivals and the synagogue itself.

Size of Group
Guided tour: Max 8 people
Museum talk: Max 100 people

£3.50 concessions/ £4.50 adults
A non-returnable £10 admin fee is required per booking.
Evening tours and talks can be arranged on request. There is a £100 minimum charge for evening bookings.

Tour: each tour lasts 30 minutes
Talk: 1 hour

Session Times
During opening hours – click here to find out more.

Tours run every day the museum is open

Jewish Manchester in 1912
Sunday- Thursday 11am, 1pm and 3pm and Fridays at 11am

Faith & the Synagogue
Sunday- Thursday 12pm and 2pm and Fridays at 12pm

Book a Session
For groups of less than 8 people you can just turn up at the times above for a guided tour.
For groups of more than 8 people talks must be booked in advance, please click here to book