Manchester Jewish Museum

Create your own cup of light
Teacup Candle Making



Manchester Jewish Museum Learning Kitchen


£6 full, £4 children, £5 concessions, (tickets include general admission)

Light up those dark autumn nights by creating your own teacup candles.

Upcycle by bringing your own teacups and small jars (or use one of ours) to create your very own teacup candle to light up your home this autumn. You can even pick your own colour and scent.

You will fill your teacups and jars with the wax, wick, colours and oils for the scent before setting them. They may take a little while to cool down so why not explore our beautiful 1874 synagogue whilst you wait?

Candles hold a huge significance in Jewish culture. On the Friday evening of Sabbath it is often tradition for the woman of the house to light candles before reciting the Kiddush prayer before the evening meal, to welcome in the sabbath. Candles also play an important role in the upcoming festival of Chanukah, in which the 8 candles of the chanukiah (sometimes also called the menorah) are lit over the 8 days of the festival.

We will share objects and stories from our collection so you can learn and discuss the traditions of Sabbath and Chanukah.

Our Sunday workshops are open to children and adults alike and are inspired by Jewish traditions and the museum’s collections. Bring a friend, your family or even a date and enjoy baking together in our new learning kitchen.

No experience necessary – perfect for crafty beginnings.


What you need to know

This workshop is drop in between 12pm and 1pm and should last 30 to 45 minutes. Tickets include general admission to the museum and annual pass admission is accepted.

As it’s a drop in workshop, there may be a short wait if our learning studio is full, but we will get you in as soon as possible and you are welcome to explore the museum.

Designed for ages 6+ but all ages welcome – perfect for friends, families and even dates! Children must be supervised.

We recommend booking in advance as our Sunday activities often get fully booked.

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