Manchester Jewish Museum

Make It!
Challah Baking



Learning Studio


£5 Adults
£5 Children
FREE for M8 Members (log in first when booking)

Join us for a hands-on baking workshop where we’ll be learning how to knead and shape your very own challah bread!

Discover the rich traditions behind this tasty egg-enriched loaf and its special connection to the Jewish day of rest. As our bread bakes, we’ll dive into some fascinating stories from the museum’s collection.

Two young students are engaged in a baking activity in a modern kitchen setting. Both are wearing dark clothing covered by clear plastic aprons. The student on the left is brushing a baking tray of dough with an egg wash from a small bowl, while the student on the right is leaning over the table, focusing intently on their task with a wooden brush. Various baking utensils and ingredients are scattered on the table. The kitchen background includes green cabinets and a red wall, creating a vibrant environment.

You’ll get to take your bread home with you, along with the recipe to make it for all your friends and family. Plus, we’ll have a variety of toppings and fillings for you to make your perfect loaf. Whether you like it sweet, savory, or somewhere in between, we’ve got you covered. Come knead, braid, and bake with us for a day of delicious learning and tasty treats!


This workshop is open to all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

There are two identical 60 minute sessions that day so you can book for either 10:30am or 1pm.

Ingredients are vegetarian, and the recipe contains eggs and gluten. We can also provide a vegan version. Please email in advance with any dietary requirements.

Please note we use all vegetarian approved ingredients but the food is not ‘Beth Din’ supervised.


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. We encourage you to use public transport or other sustainable transport methods when travelling to the museum. Click HERE for more information on getting here.

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