The museum collects material which illustrates Jewish life in Manchester, past and present. Our collection contains objects relating to Jewish ritual, culture and religious life and also the home and work lives of the Jewish population of Manchester.
Our collection included religious and cultural textiles such as Torah mantles, skull caps, ark curtains, Challah cloths, tallisim (ritual shawls) and also uniforms, raincoats and wedding dresses.
We also house a fine collection of silver silverware such as candlesticks, spice containers, scroll pointers, candelabras, wine cups, torah shields and presentation keys. Synagogue, home and work life is illustrated by objects such as a synagogue reader's desk, dedication boards, kitchen utensils, workbenches and cobbler's tools.