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.

This year we have updated our school offer and are currently offering two new engaging sessions for your students to enjoy: Synagogue & Stories and Holidays & Challah. 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

  • £200 flat fee per 2 hour workshop for a class of up to 35 students
  • £350 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 £350.

However, if you book a school trip before March 31st 2024, we will offer you a discounted price of £150 flat fee per workshop or £300 for both workshops.

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

Please email schools@manchesterjewishmuseum.com for any enquiries and please download and fill in the form below with your school details so we can best support your booking.

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.

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 & Stories workshop

2 hours
£200 per workshop

 

Explore diverse Jewish communities and religious practices inside one of Manchester s oldest synagogues, and creatively capture the incredible real-life stories on our gallery.

Our two-hour Synagogue & Stories workshop includes:

• Discovery of the most important features and items held inside our Synagogue, from the Torah scroll and Ten Commandments to the Tebah and the Ark;

• Hands-on investigation of religious items and Judaica held in our collections;

• Exploration of Jewish identity and diversity, and the various reasons Jewish people made Manchester their home;

• Creation of either an exhibition or documentary film, where students investigate and share fascinating stories from our gallery.

School visit at Manchester Jewish Museum, Chris Payne 2021

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.

Holidays & Challah

2 hours
£200 per workshop

 

Learn about Jewish festivals, including the Sabbath and Passover, through exploration of stories, rituals and food.

This interactive two-hour workshop includes:

• Discovery of Sabbath traditions, after which students get to plait and bake their own challah bread in our learning kitchen;

• Interactive exploration of the Passover story and traditions, including sampling of foods from the Seder plate;

• Reflective time on our museum gallery, where students can further engage with Passover themes such as journeys and freedom.

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. Please do reach out if you’d like to bring a group of GCSE students and we’d be happy to explore how we can support your visit.

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 & Poetry Group
  • The Crafty Corner
  • Artist’s Network

 

To find out more click the link below.