Our photographic collection was first established during the 1970’s when the Manchester Studies Unit at Manchester Polytechnic undertook an oral history project relating to the life of the Jewish Community in Manchester.

Since then, the collection has developed in size and scope and to date there are around 25,000 images stored at the museum.

The subject matter of the collection is varied and wide-ranging and covers topics such as family portraits, work, school life, leisure, religion, charitable activity, weddings, political demonstrations and trade.

The photographic collection is not only valuable in its own right, but is one of the means by which our knowledge of the Jewish community is informed and nurtured.

Thus, the collection is available, via copying facilities to the world at large: researchers, students, the media, publishing firms, educational establishments, genealogists, and other museums. For details contact the curator on 0161 834 9879 or e-mail curator@manchesterjewishmuseum.com.