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Manchester Jewish Museum

Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 8LW. Telephone: 0161-834 9879

Manchester Jewish MuseumJewish Museum , Cheetham Hill, Manchester

Mon-Thurs 10.30-400. Sunday 10.30am-5.00pm Closed Saturdays and Jewish
Please check opening times as they may have changed.

Manchester Jewish Museum tells the history of Jewish people in Manchester
since the 18th century. It has a collection of photographs, documents
and room settings which help visitors gain an impression of the people
who arrived here during various periods of Jewish immigration – largely
as a result of European wars and anti-Semitic pogroms.
There are
also telephone handset recordings of memories from earlier this century,
made by Manchester inhabitants who lived through those times. The museum
was originally a Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue which was built in 1874,
but it has been a museum since 1984.
The downstairs
synagogue has been fully restored to its original splendour with lavish
Moorish d�cor and fine stained glass. Upstairs is a permanent exhibition
of Manchester’s Jewish history.
An admission charge
is payable. Groups should be booked in advance. Temporary exhibitions
are frequently held, Educational Service, Guides, Shop, Car Parking,
Evening visits by arrangement. Disabled access to ground floor only.

of the Manchesters

Manchester Regiment)

Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6DL. Telephone: 0161-342 3078
& 3710.

Museum of the Manchesters, Ashton-under-Lyne

Museum of the Manchesters tells the story of the Manchester Regiment
in an imaginative and visually stimulating manner. It traces the history
of the 63rd and 96th Regiments of Foot, from the 18th century to its
becoming the Manchester Regiment in 1881. It continues to trace its
history for 200 years until its amalgamation with the King’s Liverpool
Regiment in 1958.
Exhibits include
a reconstructed First World War trench dugout (pictured below), with
all the sounds, light and smells! There is also a reconstructed Second
World War air raid shelter. Other displays depict the Napoleonic Wars,
the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 and the Chartist Movement of the 1840s.
This led to the building of the barracks at Ashton, where troops could
be on hand to quell any potential riots. There is also a reconstruction
of a typical middle class sitting room of about 1940. There are also
collections of military uniforms on display and numerous illustrations.
The museum
contains one of the finest collections of military awards and medals
in the North West of England, gained by men serving in the Regiment,
and won for campaigns in the West Indies, Afghanistan, India and Africa,
including five original Victoria Crosses.
There are video presentations showing life as a soldier and as a civilian
during the two World Wars. Admission is free, and there is disabled
access by prior arrangement. Ample town centre car parking behind the
Market Hall opposite (paying). The
museum also stocks a wide range of specialist books relating to the
Manchester Regiment, as well as souvenirs and postcards.


Street, Bury BL9 0DR. Tel: 0161-253 5878. Fax: 0161-253 5915.

Bury Museum & Art GalleryBury Museum EntranceInside Bury Museum 2

main feature of the Bury Museum and Art Gallery is probably the Thomas
Wrigley Collection of Victorian oil paintings, which includes the work
of many world celebrated great artists including Turner, Constable and
The Museum
itself has a distinctive approach to display, with rooms being laid
out in imaginative and realistic settings, which reflect the changing
social history of the locality – illustrated left are two such settings
: one a Victorian kitchen with furnishings and contemporary products
carefully arranged to produce an authentic sense of period; the other
is a representation of a period toy shop.
The Gallery
organises a regular changing programme of events and exhibitions. Free
Located in
the town centre, the Museum and Gallery are well signposted. Access
from the motorway network by exiting at Junction 2 on the M66 and following
signs for Bury – about 1 mile away.


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