Manchester Jewish Museum


Become an MJM Member.
Connect closer to our museum.


Manchester Jewish Museum at dusk, Joel Chester Fildes, 2021

Support Manchester Jewish Museum by becoming one of our MJM Members.

Connect closer to our museum and our work.

For just £35 a year you will support our beautiful historic synagogue and help us to bring communities together to celebrate our similarities and our differences, and to share stories of Jewish Manchester with the world.

To become a Member click the button below to sign up online, or call 0161 834 9879. You can pay a one off fee, or choose direct debit to renew your membership automatically each year and continue to give vital support to the museum. Please only complete the direct debit form once or you may set up multiple direct debits by accident.

If you choose to pay by direct debit then your Membership will take up to seven days to activate. If you would like to take advantage of your Membership or collect your card before then please show this email when you visit the museum or email

Together we can make connections to make things better.


Support the maintenance of our breathtakingly beautiful Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, image by Joel Chester Fildes

What does your membership help support?

Manchester Jewish Museum is a registered charity (charity no. 1154353) and accredited museum (no. 179). We connect Jewish stories to the world and to our society, in order to explore both our differences and similarities, and to celebrate that which makes people unique and that which connects us all.

As well as preserving and presenting the history of Jewish Manchester, our programme helps us bring communities together to understand and share experiences. We believe we can make connections to make a positive change. Your support means we can continue to deliver meaningful and sustainable engagement projects with our diverse communities. It means we can continue to deliver our renowned schools activities to educate future generations about Jewish history and traditions.

Your support also helps us maintain and preserve our Grade II* Listed Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, as well as our collection documenting Manchester’s rich and diverse Jewish heritage.


What do you get?

As a thank you for supporting Manchester Jewish Museum, all MJM Members will receive:

  • Free admission into the museum.
  • A bi-monthly members’ newsletter with updates from the museum and our staff.
  • 10% off our shop and café upon production of your MJM Membership card.
  • Priority booking for selected events.
  • At least one members event per year.


How to collect your membership card

Once you have purchased your Membership you can collect your Membership Card from our welcome desk by giving your name so our team can look at your customer record. You can then use your card to claim your 10% discount in our shop and café.

We don’t currently post cards out to our members. You don’t need a card to be added to our members’ newsletter or to receive free admission into the museum.


What about the old Friends & Best Friends schemes?

We have now ended our previous ‘Friends’, ‘Best Friends’ and ‘Survival Appealer’ schemes.

If you have previously set up a standing order for these schemes then please cancel it. We hope you will join our new MJM Members scheme.

We will be contacting our previous supporters to invite them to a special supporters event on Wednesday 23 February 2022 to say a big thank you for all their support over the years.


You want to support the museum but don’t want to become a member. How can you help?

If you want to support our museum but don’t wish to become a member, you can give a donation online using the button below.

We can also accept donations at the museum.



Help us inspire and educate future generations