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Unpacking the Synagogue in a Box by Dara Laughlin

The Synagogue in a Box workshop is a unique and practical session that has been really popular with schools in Greater Manchester. Having just started as the new Outreach Coordinator at the museum in September, it has been immensely exciting … Continue reading

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Food, objects, action…

Our friends at the Lalley Centre Foodbank bravely signed up to be guinea-pigs for our micro food-chat, where we explore museum objects using the medium of taste. A small band of friendly and curious participants from the Friday club sat … Continue reading


An adventure in the wonderful (sticky) world of ‘teiglach’.

When we started working with our food artist Leo Burtin and Liverpool-based artists The Venus Collective, we all had no clue what teiglach even were. We knew we wanted to provide a unique theatrical experience for the Cheetham Cultural Festival … Continue reading


Award-Winning Design Team Appointed

The museum has appointed Citizens Design Bureau (CDB) as the architects for its major development project. The lead architect will be CDB founder, Katy Marks, who was a Project Architect for the Stirling Prize winning ‘Liverpool Everyman Theatre’ and was … Continue reading


Cheetham Hill Road: A People Panorama

Cheetham Hill Road in North Manchester is, according to data from the 2011 census, the most diverse street in Britain. Almost half of the people who live and work along this 8-mile stretch of road speak English as a second … Continue reading


Heritage Lottery to Fund Museum Development Project

It was announced today that the museum will receive initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a major development project. The project will result in a new museum extension that will house new galleries, learning and event spaces. … Continue reading


On Holocaust Memorial Day we launched new Holocaust workshop for Secondary Schools

Tuesday 27th January was Holocaust Memorial Day and 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. It was heartening to see so much media coverage of the commemorative events which took place both here and in Europe. David Cameron … Continue reading


Internationally renowned professor will visit us to talk about illustrated religious Hebrew books.

Ask the average Jewish person to name a religious Jewish text printed in Hebrew and with illustrations and they will probably mention the Haggadah. This is the book used on the first two nights of Passover to tell the story … Continue reading


Bright lights of Chanukah

The Jewish community are getting ready to celebrate the festival of Chanukah. This year Chanukah begins on the night of Tuesday 16th December and finishes on the night of Wednesday 24th December ……(just as Christmas begins.) What is Chanukah all … Continue reading


Remembrance Day and a very special Yartzeit Candle

    This Yartzeit candle originally belonged to the Manchester Great Synagogue. Its purpose was to honour “soldier members of the synagogue who fell in the Great War”. A few months ago the museum sent it off for some much … Continue reading