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Looking back on 2022


Manchester Jewish Museum by night, Joel Chester Fildes 2022

Thank you to our visitors, partners, volunteers and everyone who helped us make 2022 such a brilliant year for Manchester Jewish Museum.

As 2022 draws to a close we just wanted to reflect on what an incredible year it’s been for the museum and share some of its key highlights.

Since January, we’ve welcomed more than 9680 visitors to the museum and to our events. Almost 5000 school children participated in our interactive educational sessions about Jewish culture, food and faith.

We’ve had all kinds of events ranging from talks and film screenings to baking workshops in our Learning Studio, art installations to gigs and performances in our synagogue as part of two seasons of Synagogue Nights. We celebrated our biggest Cheetham Cultural Festival yet and our first ‘Birthday’ in our stunning new building.

Our Café was voted ‘Café of the Year’ at Museum + Heritage Awards. We added new dishes to the menu, inspired by stories from our collection and created a whole new evening menu for our events.

And finally, the museum was listed in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of Organisations 2023-26, alongside other fantastic cultural venues.

Manchester Jewish Museum Gallery, 2022

“The best part was the friendly staff who were most welcoming and informative. As a non Jewish person who lived in Cheetham Hill growing up alongside Jewish people it was lovely to see the origins of the many Jewish names that were a part of my life growing up and to be able to ask questions regarding the Jewish religion. ” Visitor feedback


Today we raise a glass to all these incredible moments of 2022. We are excited to see what the New Year will bring and would like to thank our staff, trustees, volunteers, partners and most of all our audiences and supporters, who make our work possible and enable us to make connections and share Jewish stories with the world.

We would like to wish all of you the very best for 2023 and we hope to see you all in the New Year!


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