Tina Engstrom

Visiting The Jewish Museum London

Discover the story of United Kingdom Jewish history, identity and culture from 1066 to the present day at the Jewish Museum with displays across four permanent galleries and two temporary exhibition spaces. The collections tell the story of Jewish life in the United Kingdom from the Norman conquest to the 21st century.

The world-class collections of Judaica and Jewish social history incorporate ceremonial art, prints and drawings, objects reflecting everyday home and working life, and photographic archives. The collections include particularly rare items within the Designated collection of Jewish ceremonial art, which is considered among the finest in the world. Highlights on display include a 16th century Venetian synagogue ark and magnificent silver Torah ornaments from the Great Synagogue in Duke’s Place, City of London, destroyed during the Blitz.

Living History Gallery
This exhibition explores the contribution of Jewish ceramicists to the British crafts scene, illustrating how émigré artists such as Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and Margaret Marks brought modernist ideas to Britain in the early 20th century. Discover the work of contemporary ceramicists who explore their Jewish identity through their work, including Jenny Stolzenberg and Edmund de Waal from 10 November 2016 – 26 February 2017.

Group Visits
Groups of 10 or more get a discounted price of £6 per adult and £5 per concession. You can request a volunteer talk about the museum and its collection for an extra 50p per head (subject to availability). For more information, visit the website for the Jewish Museum London.

The Jewish Museum London - Living History Gallery. Photo Credit: ©Benedict Johnson.
The Jewish Museum London – Living History Gallery. Photo Credit: ©Benedict Johnson.

The Jewish Museum London - Judaica Gallery. Photo Credit: ©Benedict Johnson. The Jewish Museum London – Judaica Gallery. Photo Credit: ©Benedict Johnson.

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