We reopened on Friday 2 July 2021 with a new building, twice the size as before.
Designed by award-winning architects, Citizens Design Bureau, our contemporary two-storey extension includes a new gallery, learning studio & kitchen, collection store, shop and café. Our beloved Grade II* listed Synagogue has also been fully restored and refurbished to its original decorative scheme.
Our Corten clad façade lights up at night like a beacon on Cheetham Hill Road, with the light shining through the intricate patterns that mirror the designs by our Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue original architect Edward Salomons.
A new gallery, designed by All Things, showcases our collection based around the themes of journeys, communities and identities. Our Journeys Gallery includes a newly commissioned 4-screen immersive film produced by Heritage Interactive telling the story of Jewish individuals arriving in Manchester.
Our new museum will be a place to experience and explore how we are different, together. We make connections to make things better.