Manchester Jewish Museum

Museum Open Day

Cheetham Cultural Festival

Join us as we once again open our doors for anyone to visit as part of Cheetham Cultural Festival 2022. Here is what we’ve prepared for this special day:

Pop in to our Learning Studio where we will be screen printing various designs, including the Cheetham Fest logo, Manchester bee and honeycombs. We will have some tote bags on site, but we encourage you to bring your own, plain T-shirts and give them a second life!

You can also join us in the synagogue’s Ladies Gallery, where we will be designing a new hat for our Cheetham Bee. Our colourful bee was previously displayed in the museum’s foyer, welcoming the visitors to the museum and representing all different cultures of Manchester and Cheetham Hill. Sadly, its antennae has been broken. We’d like to make a nice hat for the bee, so it can come back on display! There will be some patterns to work with and crayons and pens for you to use. We will then choose the winner design and transform it into our bee’s new hat.

You will also get a chance to meet the team from The Den festival as they will have a stall in our synagogue. There will be some exciting poetry writing activity waiting for you there so make sure you give it a try.

Our fantastic song-writing group will perform in the synagogue at 1:15pm. They will sing some of the songs they’ve written during the musical sessions at MJM.

And yes, there will be food. Our café will be serving free cake to visitors as a welcome snack from the museum. The café will also be open throughout the day, serving fresh food, treats, snacks and drinks, which you can purchase on the day.

You can visit us anytime between 12pm and 4pm. Our team of volunteer gallery and synagogue guides will be on hand to offer information on the synagogue and history of Jewish Manchester including personal stories taken from our collection.

Cheetham Cultural Festival is a celebration of Cheetham Hill’s communities and runs from 15 – 18 September, check out their full programme below: