Manchester Jewish Museum

Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins for Purim
Foodie Group Workshop



Learning Studio



Would you like to become a Museum Foodie?

Join us for Foodie Group this month as we make some delicious lemon and poppy seed muffins to celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Purim.

Poppy seeds are traditionally used in recipes for sweet treats around Purim to honour the story of Queen Esther. We’ll also be looking at some stories from our collection about how Jewish Mancunians like to celebrate Purim. Our workshops are informal, chatty and a chance to meet new people as well as learn about new recipes and cooking traditions.


This activity is designed for adults of all ages and FREE to attend.

Please note we use all vegetarian approved ingredients but the food is not ‘Beth Din’ supervised. If you have any allergies or would like more information on our Foodie Group please email Elly at

We are always looking for our group members to get involved or co-host our monthly sessions. If you’d be interested in sharing a family recipe, something you’ve grown up eating or cooking, or a dish/recipe that is close to your heart, that would be suitable to explore in this type of group setting, please email Elly at


Our new building includes step free access to the entrance via a ramp, a lift to the first floor, level access throughout the ground floor and accessible gender neutral toilets. Click HERE for more access information. If you have any additional needs please email in advance so we can best support.


We are just a 15 minute walk from Victoria Station and Manchester’s Green Quarter. Both the 41 and 135 buses stop on Cheetham Hill Road within 100m from the museum’s entrance at the Elizabeth Street and Derby Street stops. Click HERE for more information on getting here.

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