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Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill Road

M8 8LW
Telephone: 0161 834 9879
Fax: 0161 832 7353
Email: info@manchesterjewishmuseum.com

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Overview of collections

The museum tells the story of the Jewish community in Greater Manchester from the late 18th century to the present day through collections of Jewish social history, including religious objects, domestic and work items, photographs, documents, and an oral history collection.

Overview of how collections are displayed

Permanent displays of social and religious history of Jewish people in the Greater Manchester area featuring photographs, objects, documents, room settings and oral history recordings. Different aspects of Jewish Life are also featured in temporary displays.

Star Objects at this location

This is the only Jewish Museum outside of London and therefore the collection as a whole is of regional significance.
Collection Descriptions
Archives Collection (Manchester Jewish Museum)
Documents such as birth and marriage certificates and certificates of naturalisation. There is also a reference coll...
Costume & Textile Collection (Manchester Jewish Museum)
The collections include religious and household textiles and costume including Torah mantles, skull caps, ark curtain...
Decorative & applied Art Collection (Manchester Jewish Museum)
There are silverware items such as candlesticks, spice containers, scroll pointers, candelabras, wine cups and presen...
Fine Art Collection (Manchester Jewish Museum)
Paintings are mainly of local Jewish Dignitaries, whilst prints depict events in Jewish history such as the Warsaw Gh...
Music Collection (Manchester Jewish Museum)
The museum holds cassette tapes and gramophone records of Jewish music.
Oral History Collection (Manchester Jewish Museum)
The oral history collection records memories of some of the community from the early 20th century, including Holocaus...
Photographic Collection (Manchester Jewish Museum)
Original and copy photographs depicting people, events, buildings, streets and organisations. There are also video r...
Social History Collection (Manchester Jewish Museum)
The collections represent domestic life, work and leisure, Jewish religion and the story of Jewish immigration to the...

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