We are reopening on Friday 2 July.
Following a £6 million redevelopment our new museum includes a new gallery, café, shop and learning studio & kitchen as well as complete restoration of our stunning 1874 synagogue featuring an installation by Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost as part of a collaboration with Manchester International Festival.
We will be open seven days a week and tickets for general admission are on sale now for timed entries with limited capacities throughout July.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new museum.
We will re-open on Friday 2 July 2021 with a new building, twice the size as before. Our synagogue will also have been repaired, refurbished and its original decorative features reinstated.
Thank you to the National Heritage Lottery Fund and all our capital supporters who helped us achieve our ambitions.
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.