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MJM is for Jewish and non-Jewish people offering a unique experience as both a social history museum and as a resource for learning.

As a social history museum we tell the story of Manchester's Jewish community from the 1780s to present day. With 30,000 items in our collections, MJM explores the cultural and religious evolution of Manchester's Jewish community - the largest Jewish community in the UK (outside London). Our galleries reveal the political and industrial legacies of this community on a local, regional, national and international scale.

This is the only UK museum housed inside an original synagogue and, built in 1874, it is Manchester's oldest surviving synagogue building. The building provides a unique and powerful learning space for all ages. From schoolchildren to adult learners, MJM helps over 15,000 people a year discover, explore and celebrate Jewish faith and culture.

Through its spectacular Grade II* listed building and through its displays, exhibitions and events programme MJM offers an experience that will inspire, inform and educate everyone.

When are we open?

Sunday - Thursday: 10am-4pm

Friday: 10am-1pm

Closed Saturdays (for Jewish Sabbath) and for Jewish Festivals.

Where can you find us?

190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 8LW (10 minutes walk from Manchester Victoria Station, next to Manchester Fort Shopping Centre).

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