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Permanent exhibition

History: A British Story

An insight into British Jewish history from 1066 to today featuring interactive and thought provoking exhibits.

This gallery tells the stories of Jewish people who have come here from areas as diverse as Eastern Europe, India and the Middle East – and how they have become part of British life. 

Highlights include a recreation of a Jewish East End street, an interactive map exploring the history of Jewish settlement around the UK; and poignant displays relating to refugees from Nazism, including the 10,000 unaccompanied children who came to Britain on the Kindertransport.

There are fun and engaging activities for visitors of all ages, include a great migration board game and Yiddish theatre karaoke.

Photo of Yiddish Typewriter
Permanent exhibition

Featured object

Yiddish Typewriter

This Yiddish typewriter belonged to the playwright Abish Meisels.During World War II, Meisels was a central figure in the New Yiddish Theatre in Adler Street as a playwright and prompter.

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