The museum is currently closed.
We are currently closed for a major building project as part of our multi-million pound redevelopment. Due to covid-19 restrictions, our pop-up museum in Manchester Central Library is now closed.
Check out our What’s On page for online events and activity.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new museum when we reopen in 2021.
We will re-open in 2021 with a new building, twice the size as before. Our synagogue will also have been repaired, refurbished and its original decorative features reinstated.
Designed by award-winning architects, Citizens Design Bureau, our extension will include a new gallery, learning studio & kitchen, collection store, shop and cafe.
A new gallery, designed by All Things, will showcase our collection based around the themes of journeys, communities and identities.
We are a place to experience and explore how we are different, together.
Here, you can bake, sing, laugh, dance, cook, cry, get messy and make friends.
Using our collection and synagogue we connect Jewish stories, culture and traditions to the wider world. In doing so, we bring people together, showing we have more in common than separates us.
We make connections to make things better.
We have a growing community of artists, song-writers, textile enthusiasts, local residents and cultural and community partners.
Our community groups are a great opportunity to meet other people to share stories and cultural traditions – and we are always looking for new members.
Our engaging and informative learning sessions offer amazing opportunities for booked groups of all ages to learn about faith, culture and history.
Whether it’s baking bread in our learning kitchen or playing detective with real museum objects, your learners should expect the unexpected when visiting this historic synagogue with a difference.