Manchester Jewish Museum

Candle Making!



Learning Studio



Do you like to get creative at home? Whether that’s making cartoons, furniture, pottery, prints, fabrics, or clothes? Then we have the group for you!

‘The Crafty Corner’ is a space where you get to explore, experiment, and express your creative side. In every workshop we explore a story from the museum’s collection about a trade or craft and create an artistic response to its themes, craft process or medium.

Join us this month as we make our own candles! Using a soy wax base, we will experiment with different essential oils to customise the scent of your candle, as well as creating a beautiful personalised label. We will look at the symbolism of candles in Judaism, as well as some examples of candles from our collection to inspire our creations.

We will be using recycled glass jars to hold our candles so please bring along a jar to use for the workshop!

This group is open to anyone over the age of 18, and to all identities, backgrounds, and cultures. Don’t worry if this is your first-time making crafts, we welcome beginners and seasoned pros – and believe in the power of supporting one another in getting creative!


The workshop is 1 hour and 30 minutes long and there will be refreshments provided.

All materials are included as part of the workshop but do feel free to bring any creations you are working on to share with the group! We’d love to see!

If you have any additional needs, please contact Elly so we can best support.


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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