Manchester Jewish Museum

at the museum

Family-friendly fun for all ages!

The photograph shows two children wandering through a museum room. The children are moving so they appear blurry on the photograph. On their left there is a glass cabinet with metal tools and other exhibits. On their right there are black and white photographs of people attached to a wooden wall. There is also a white panel with text. The child on the left is a girl with black hair. She is taller and she is wearing blue jeans and a colourful t-shirt. Next to her is a shorter boy with black hair, red t-shirt with black and white stripes and beige shorts.
Join us this summer holidays for a series of fun and creative workshops for all ages. Whether you like crafts or baking, take your family and friends or come on your own and let’s make your summer unforgettable!

What we’ve planned:

Creative Sunday Sessions (Self-directed)

Every Sunday, as part of your visit to the museum, you are invited to take part in one of our free drop-in, self-guided, family-friendly sessions in our learning studio. Each month you will find a different self-guided activity inspired by our collection, where you can get creative using different arts and crafts.

Make It!

Join us for a series of creative workshops in our Learning Studio. Come and learn how to bake Jewish challah bread, try your hand at making sweet Egyptian Basbousa and if you like to get crafty, design your own sports kit! These sessions are designed for all ages.

Arts Award: Discover In A Day

A full-day creative workshop, designed for children aged 6-13. Arts Award takes children and young people on a creative journey, exploring the arts world, discovering their potential as artists, developing leadership skills – and gaining a recognised qualification along the way.


Make sure to ask at the welcome desk for a Family Pack Rucksack! This activity pack suitable for ages 4-10 includes activity and colouring sheets, scavenger hunts, a magnifying glass, dreidel games and more. Help your little ones explore the history of Jewish Manchester.
The image shows a variety of educational and cultural items laid out on a table. There are two dreidels, a Shofar (ram's horn), a Mezuzah, a magnifying glass, crayons, colored pencils, circular colored chips, and a red velvet drawstring bag. Additionally, there are worksheets with questions related to Jewish objects and practices, including a coloring page with a stained glass window design.

MJM Activity Rucksack


Arts Award: Discover In A Day

Are you looking for fun and creative things to keep your little (and not so little!) ones occupied this summer? Come along to our Discover in A Day, a full day of creative activities and explore some beautiful art in our galleries and collection.