Manchester Jewish Museum




Your own home or Manchester Jewish Museum learning kitchen



Fancy hosting Eat the Archives in your own home for free?

Host a unique dinner part at your house and relive the stories of remarkable Jewish Mancunians from the museum’s collection over a three-course meal for you and your guests to enjoy. Theatre chef Leo Burtin and museum producer Laura Seddon will visit your home to provide the food, objects from our collection and, of course, the stories.

We have three different story menus for you to choose from in advance, each based on one of the museum’s themes of Journeys, Communities and Identities. Each menu contains different stories and dishes that explore personal histories from our collection, relating to that theme.

There will be story-telling, good food and good conversation!

What you need to know

Eat the Archives: At Home is available to book between 5 July and 6 August 2021.

All the food will be vegetarian and can also be made vegan or provided by kosher suppliers upon request. The food can be brought to your home pre-prepared, or we can work with you to prepare the meal in your own kitchen. If you would prefer to hold your dinner party in the museum’s learning kitchen and studio this can be arranged.

You are in control of who you would like to invite. From our experience we recommend around six guests and have found it is a great chance to bring people together from different backgrounds, who might not already know each other or would not normally meet.

Eat the Archives: At Home is funded and we can offer these dinner parties for free if you live in Greater Manchester. However the number of parties we can offer is limited so don’t miss out!

 If you are interested, contact for a further chat.

Related Events

Eat the Archives: Live!

On Wed 23 June join Theatre Chef Leo Burtin in our brand-new learning kitchen for a culinary journey through our archives, where stories come alive through taste.

Visit Manchester Jewish Museum

We look forward to welcoming you to our new museum. We connect Jewish stories to the world and to our society. Explore our brand-new gallery and fully restored Grade II* Listed synagogue before stopping in our vegetarian café to sample authentic Jewish recipes.