Manchester Jewish Museum

SCHOOLS

Manchester Jewish Museum Schools visit, Chris Payne 2021

Here, at Manchester Jewish Museum, we give your students playful, engaging and imaginative ways to explore the historic synagogue and stories in our gallery through film making, baking and exploration activities!

Our museum includes a learning studio with kitchen, an educational gallery, as well as a recently restored synagogue, providing the perfect hands-on environment for schools wishing to learn more about Jewish culture.

We are currently offering two half day workshops: Synagogue & Sabbath and Festivals & Feasts. These can also be booked together as one full day, giving your students the full Manchester Jewish Museum experience. These workshops can be adapted for different age groups, so please do get in contact if you’d like to know more about what they involve!

Prices and Booking

  • £150 flat fee per 2 hour workshop for a class of up to 35 students
  • £300 for both workshops (a full day visit) for a class of up to 35 students
  • We can cater for two classes at one time on a workshop (max of up to 70 students). The cost of one workshop for two classes is £300.

 

To enquire about making a booking, please download and complete the below form and send it to schools@manchesterjewishmuseum.com

We are a small, but busy museum, so please provide multiple dates for your visit so we can best cater for you! Please note this is an enquiry form and bookings will be confirmed by a member of our team.

School bookings must be made a minimum of 4 weeks in advance.

DOWNLOAD THE ENQUIRY FORM

Please note that we are a small team and it can take a few days to get back to you. We aim to respond to all enquiries within a week.

If you have any non-booking enquiries please email schools@manchesterjewishmuseum.com

Synagogue & Sabbath workshop

2 hours
£150 per workshop

 

Explore inside one of Manchester’s oldest and most beautiful synagogues as your students learn about the ceremonies and features of a synagogue and explore Jewish traditions such as the Sabbath.

Our Synagogue & Sabbath workshop includes:

  • Looking around inside our 1874 Sephardi synagogue, sit in our pews and learn about parts of the synagogue such the ark, the tebah and Torah scrolls.
  • A scavenger hunt around the museum to do some research for a film, whilst learning about Jewish traditions and rituals.
  • Object handling of Jewish artefacts in our dedicated learning studio.
  • Exploring Jewish identity, working life and what brought many Jewish people to Manchester.
  • Learning about the Sabbath, the Torah, Hebrew and the Ten Commandments.

Please download and fill in an enquiry form if you’d like to book a workshop and send to schools@manchesterjewishmuseum.com

Please note that we are a small team and it can take a few days to get back to you. We aim to respond to all enquiries within a week.

Festivals and Feasts

2 hours
£150 per workshop

 

Learn about different Jewish Festivals, including Passover, Rosh Hashanah & Channukah, in our Festivals & Feasts workshop.

In this interactive two hour workshop your students will get to:

  • Bake their own challah bread in our brand-new learning kitchen.
  • Taste some different foods, and play games as they learn all about the importance of food in Jewish festivals.
  • Explore our gallery to find out more about the festival of Passover, and why a Passover Seder is so important.

School baking Challah Bread, Chris Payne 2021

Please download and fill in an enquiry form if you’d like to book a workshop and sent to schools@manchesterjewishmuseum.com.

Please note that we are a small team and it can take a few days to get back to you. We aim to respond to all enquiries within a week.

Secondary Learning

Our existing workshops are suitable for most KS3 classes, and we are currently working on ensuring we have a suitable workshop for GCSE students too.

Email our Creative Producers at schools@manchesterjewishmuseum.com for more information on what we can offer for secondary schools.

Please note that we are a very small museum team and it can take a few days to get back to you. We aim to respond to all enquiries within a week.

Adult Group Visits

Walking with Delight Tour, Chris Payne 2021

We currently offer a range of group experiences at Manchester Jewish Museum, from self-guided visits to interactive food-based experiences. These packages are still being developed and tested, so your visit will help to us to shape and grow our group experiences.

We can take bookings up to 5 weeks in advance of your visit.

Visit our Group Bookings page to read more about the packages we offer and to how to make a group booking.

Community Groups

Museum Foodie Group Eat the Archives, Chris Payne 2021

Our community groups are a great way to connect with people, learn new skills and have a great time while engaging with history and culture.

We currently have the following groups which you can join:

  • Jewish Culture Club
  • Foodie Group
  • Song-Writing Group
  • Women’s Textile Group
  • Artist’s Network

 

To find out more click the link below.