The Jewish Museum was founded in 1932 in Bloomsbury, and in 1995 it relocated to Camden Town.
Their aim is to inform and educate people from any background or faith about the history and culture of the Jewish population in Britain. Visitors will discover the story of culture of Jews in Britain from 1066 to today. There are four permanent galleries well worth a look. Then, there are two temporary exhibitions aiming to inform visitors about the heritage.
You will be surprised how much history is found at this museum. There’s the mikveh, a bath used for ritual cleansing in Judaism is one of their oldest objects which was excavated from a house in London. There’s also an entertaining tailoring workshop which is a reminder that many Jewish immigrants from the late 19th and 20th century from Eastern Europe and Russia were working in the tailoring trade.
Also a useful tip, their café has an excellent fish-vegetarian menu with eats and drinks, and a museum shop.
Visit their website to find out about their regular exhibitions and events. For a cultural day out in Camden Town, visit the Jewish Museum.
Jewish Museum London
Raymond Burton House
129-131 Albert Street
London NW1 7NB