Manchester Jewish Museum

Primary Learning Workshops
Synagogue& Sabbath



Gallery, Learning Studio & Synagogue


£4 per student (or £9 for both workshops)

Key Stage 2 & 3 Learning

Following our multi-million pound redevelopment, Manchester Jewish Museum is thrilled to begin offering our unique schools workshops once more.

Our new museum includes a brand-new learning studio and educational gallery as well as complete restoration of our synagogue, providing the perfect hands-on environment for schools wishing to learn more about Jewish culture.

We are offering two half day workshops from September: Synagogue & Sabbath and Festivals & Feasts. These can also be booked together as one full day, giving your students the full Manchester Jewish Museum experience.


  • £4 per student for Synagogue and Sabbath
  • £5.50 per child for Festivals and Feasts
  • £9 for both workshops
  • Teachers go free

Read on for more information on our Synagogue & Sabbath workshop or email our Creative Producer Dara at to enquire about making a booking for your school.

Synagogue & Sabbath workshop

For Key Stages 2 & 3
2 hours: 10am-12pm
£4 per student (or £9 for both workshops)

Explore inside one of Manchester’s oldest and most beautiful synagogues as your students learn about the ceremonies and features of a synagogue and explore Jewish traditions such as the Sabbath and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

Our Synagogue & Sabbath workshop includes:

  • Looking around inside our 1874 Sephardi synagogue, sit in our pews and learn about parts of the synagogue such the ark, the bimah and Torah scrolls.
  • A detective themed scavenger hunt around the museum to help prepare for a Bar and Bat Mitzvah whilst learning about Jewish traditions and rituals.
  • Object handling of Jewish artefacts in our gallery
  • Exploring Jewish identity, working life and what brought many Jewish people to Manchester
  • Learning about the Sabbath, the Torah, Hebrew and the Ten Commandment

Find out about our Festivals & Feasts workshop