Manchester Jewish Museum

Stained-glass cookies!



Learning Studio


£6 full price
£5 concessions (students, people with disabilities, aged 60+, or registered unemployed)
£4 children (under 16, under 5s go free)
£4.50 per person for a families (3-8 people, max 2 adults)
FREE M8 Members, MJM Members and Annual Pass holders

Join us on the first and last Sunday of every month for some hands-on crafting and baking fun!

During each “Make It” session, you will have the opportunity to try a different food, music or craft-based activity, inspired by the museum’s collection. Roll up your sleeves and relax your mind as we bake, write, paint and get creative together!

This session will be inspired by our historic synagogue’s beautiful stained-glass windows. Join us to explore their rich colours and fascinating patterns and learn about the stories they illustrate. We will also be looking at how the windows connected to the local Sephardi community in days past.

Inspired by these stories we will bake some delicious stained-glass window cookies using all-vegan ingredients. Awaken your inner baker as you create your own cookie patterns and designs. No cooking or baking experience necessary, we welcome beginners and seasoned pros!


These workshops are open to all age groups. All children must be supervised by an adult. We welcome all, individuals, families and friends.

All sessions are drop-in, so you are welcome to pop along whenever suits you.

Attendance is included in general admission, so you will also get a chance to explore the museum and café. Families can also try out one of our family backpacks!

Please contact Maddie with any questions, dietary requirements or allergies prior to the workshop at

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