Manchester Jewish Museum

Help us design our new time capsule



Learning Studio



Following on from the recent reveal of our 150 year old time capsule, we have set ourselves a new goal. We want to create a brand new time capsule to be buried (or maybe hidden?) in 2024 – and we need your help!

We want our new capsule to represent the rich heritage and diversity of our museum and its various communities. These workshops are therefore open to anybody, with any connection to MJM and its work: museum visitors, local residents and families from Cheetham and Crumpsall, event audiences, artists and facilitators, members of our social groups, plus anyone from Manchester Jewish communities.

The new time capsule will be completed in Spring 2024, to mark the 150th anniversary of our historic Sephardi synagogue. Before then, we will run a series of creative and collaborative workshops, where together we will decide how the new capsule will look, where it will be placed and what will be kept inside.

Our first workshop will take place in July – please book on to either Sunday, 9 July or Thursday, 13 July as both workshops will be the same.

Don’t worry if this is your first time attending one of our groups – we are open to all and excited to hear all of your ideas!

MJM curator Alex Cropper and Eugenie Karen, Conservation Officer from Manchester Central Library opening a 150 year old time capsule found in the walls of the museum’s former synagogue, 2023. Image: Chris Payne


These workshops are open to anyone with any connection to the museum – visitor or event attendees, members of our participatory groups, volunteers, artists and facilitators, and local M8 residents and families.

We welcome people of all ages. Children under 16 need to be supervised by an adult.

These workshops will last 2 hours.

We will provide refreshments and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

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Click here to read more about our recent reveal of the 150-year old time capsule, found in the walls of our synagogue.