Manchester Jewish Museum

Discover & Celebrate
150 Years of History


now - December 2024


Communities Gallery


included in General Admission

“Shaare Tefillah”, our beautiful synagogue building, opened in May 1874. This year, we’re celebrating its 150th birthday. So join us to see our new temporary exhibition, sharing the story of this fascinating building and its community.

The exhibition has been created to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our Spanish & Portuguese synagogue building. Our curator and a team of volunteers have been transcribing the incredible synagogue minute books housed in the museum collection. The books are currently on loan from the Manchester Congregation of Spanish and Portuguese Jews. The insights, facts and quotes, which feature in the display are a result of this research.

The exhibition is on display in our Communities Gallery and can be enjoyed as part of General Admission to the museum.