Visit to Manchester Jewish Museum

  • 22 March 2023
  • Manchester Jewish Museum, 190 Cheetham Hill Rd, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 8LW
  • 13:00 - 14:30

Historic Buildings & Places has organised a talk and visit to the Manchester Jewish Museum on Wednesday 22nd March 2023 at 1pm.

Join us for a visit to the Manchester Jewish museum to find out about the recent restoration and refurbishment of the Grade II* listed synagogue and the creation of the new, award-winning extension to the museum spaces.

Manchester Jewish Museum holds over 31,000 items in the collection, documenting the story of Jewish migration and settlement in Manchester. The collection is considered by historians to be of national and international significance and our Grade II listed 1874 Spanish & Portuguese synagogue has been described by Historic England as “one of the highlights of Victorian Gothic architecture in the country”.

During your visit to Manchester Jewish Museum, the museum’s curator, Alex Cropper, will take you on a journey through some of the highlights of the collection. She will provide an introduction to the architectural transformations during the building’s history, from its time as a Synagogue for the Sephardi community of Cheetham Hill to becoming a museum. This will include the recent changes following a £6m redevelopment and extension, in which she will explain the ideas and vision behind the new museum, which includes a new gallery, vegetarian café, shop and learning studio & kitchen as well as complete restoration of the synagogue.

After the introduction, you will have an opportunity to visit the gallery and Synagogue. The museum’s knowledgeable guides will be on hand to answer any questions you might have during your stay. As part of the group visit, you will have sole access to the museum’s learning studio, with tea, coffee, and cake set up for self-service.

Tickets for the tour cost £15 for members/£18 for non-members and include refreshments. If you would like to attend, please contact us at

Cancellation policy: Refunds can be provided for cancellations 7 or more business days prior to the event.

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