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Manchester Jewish Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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My wife and I visited on a quiet Sunday morning and were given a very interesting talk by Susan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mick H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Fascinating history of the Jewish community

Terrific guided tour. Beautiful building, soon to close for expansion and renovation. Catch it... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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This museum includes objects, documents, photographs and oral histories charting the stories and experiences of Manchester’s Jewish community, including their experiences during the Holocaust.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 8LW, England
+44 161 834 9879
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited on a quiet Sunday morning and were given a very interesting talk by Susan. We are not Jewish, but were fascinated by all the details of Jewish culture. Susan was willing to share details of her life with us and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Terrific guided tour. Beautiful building, soon to close for expansion and renovation. Catch it before it closes! I’ll be back when it re-opens.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum with my teenage daughter as we both have an interest in the holocaust and this place claimed to have info about it. On paying we were told there was no guide available, so we went into the synagogue which was nice...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

I am not Jewish but am interested in the subject. The the old synagogue very interesting and I enjoyed the visit. Staff very friendly.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

The Manchester Jewish Museum is on Cheetham Hill Road just outside the Manchester City Centre. The museum is the old Portuguese Synagogue built in 1874. The museum offers an interesting account of the Jewish history in Manchester and is worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful Spanish Portuguese Synagogue turned into a museum. Certainly worth a visit. Come on a day that they give a tour and you will get a lot of excellent information. I believe the gentleman that gave my tour was Barry. What a fine man and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

I am a Mancunian, of a certain age visiting local places I have failed to visit in the past. Thoroughly enjoyed this visit, with your guide Lilian. We often visit museum's, and other places of interest when we holiday overseas and ignore the rich heritage...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We received a very warm welcome from the lady on the reception desk who gave us some interesting insights into her life and religion. We then enjoyed wandering round the exhibits of everyday life and work in the Jewish quarter of Manchester. There was a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Hilary L
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

It's a gorgeous building with lots of interesting features, the windows are beautiful. They have lots of scrolls with different styles of cover and a number of other religious items from Jewish life. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the Jewish...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely little synagogue with enough to occupy visitors for a few hours. We arrived in time for one of the talks given by a volunteer David. He was very informative about Jewish life and we learnt a great deal. We want to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Suzanna H
10 September 2016|
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Response from JohnGBradbury | Reviewed this property |
As I recall there isn't, but as someone else said there is a large retail park just up the road and a whole host of places in the City
Candy R
20 February 2015|
Response from R0b48 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I really can't help you on that front. Perhaps try contacting the museum directly as they may have local contacts. Regards Rob
Candy R
20 February 2015|
Response from Haynest | Reviewed this property |
You might want to try Fulda's Hotel in Bury Old Road, Manchester. Good luck in tracing your ancestry and have a good trip.