Our Welcome Gallery, situated on the ground floor, celebrates the range of voices within Britain’s Jewish community. ‘Pitch Up: Community Voices’, a series of short term residencies co-curated with our partners will showcase a range of organisations and their links to our work and collection.
Centred on conversations around objects, the displays aim to highlight the diversity of contemporary Jewish society, and celebrate the Museum’s role in preserving the community’s heritage and history.
For the first time the Museum is making its substantial research library of over 2,000 books available to the public including bound copies of the Jewish Chronicle dating back to 1884. This new space encourages researchers to use the collection with the ability to book a research desk and request objects from the over 40,000 items in the Museum’s catalogue in advance.
Researcher Membership will give full access to the research and digitisation space without the need to buy a ticket to the Museum.
Researchers are encouraged to book a desk ahead of time to ensure capacity.
All entry to the Research and Digitisation space must be booked in advance. This can be done on our booking page here.
Researcher Membership – £35 (per year) – can be purchased on our Friends and Membership page
Join us for a tour revealing Black History and Black Jewish History in the collection. From the role of ‘blackness’ in Holy Texts to some of the ancient Jewish communities of Africa, we will be exploring the many ways in which race is portrayed through religion. Led by Learning Officer Shereen Hunte, you will get the opportunity to learn and see some of the rare and unique objects in our collection.
Limited spaces are available
The Museum is introducing a Front Room space, immediately inside the Museum. Visitors will have the opportunity to sit and relax at the start and end of their visit, and learn about the work and mission of the Museum. This space will also provide social distancing measures around the Museum entrance.
We will be offering regular tours of the Museum each Sunday and Thursday. Currently, all tours must be booked in advance as part of a Museum Admission + Tour ticket. Tickets can be booked here. (Link coming soon!)
All information regarding booking, price, and opening times can be found on the ticketing page.