Opened in 1984, Manchester Jewish Museum is housed in a former synagogue on the edge of the city centre. Recently listed as one of the best small museums in the UK, last year it became one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations.
With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), it will open a new museum in 2021. A new two-storey extension is currently being built to house a major new gallery, collection store, learning studio and learning kitchen. The historic synagogue is being restored and refurbished and will become a unique performance space.