Manchester Jewish Museum




Learning Studio



We are incredibly excited to welcome you to the first meeting of the Creative Activists 2023-24 project! 

Join our Creative Activists and help us programme a museum open day for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, work with professional artists and develop creative skills.

During our weekly meetings we will be delving into stories from our museum’s collection related to the Second World War and the Holocaust. We will be exploring how the Holocaust continues to affect people today, and the different ways in which people remember, whether it’s through writing, baking, performance, or textiles. You will have the opportunity to learn about the lesser-heard stories from the museum’s collection, and use those stories to inspire social change through art and activism.

Creative Activists 2022 baking session at the museum

In this first workshop, you will get the chance to look around the museum, and to find out more about the project aims and opportunities. You will also meet participants from previous years to hear about their experiences, share initial ideas and collaborate in creative activities.

No previous artistic experience necessary. Just bring yourself and an open mind!


The project is aimed at anyone aged 18 to 25, who is interested in arts, activism and creating powerful acts of sharing and connection with local communities.

This session will provide a relaxed introduction to the project, with a chance to explore the museum and get to know one another. Drinks and snacks will be provided. We use kosher approved suppliers, but please email if you have any dietary requirements or require supervised kosher food.

Our building includes step free access to the entrance via a ramp and accessible gender neutral toilets. The synagogue is also wheelchair accessible. Click HERE for more Access information. If you have any additional access needs, please e-mail in advance.

We are just a 15 minute walk from Victoria Station and Manchester’s Green Quarter. Click HERE for information on travelling to the museum.