Jewish Museum London to re-open after 15-month closure

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Jewish Museum London to re-open after 15-month closure

The Jewish Museum London will reopen its doors in-person later this month after being forced to close during the pandemic.

Jewish Museum in Camden
Jewish Museum in Camden

The Jewish Museum London will reopen later this month after a fifteen-month closure because of the pandemic.

The Camden-based museum will reopen on July 11, with tickets available from July 6.

The museum has received two grants from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund totalling over £295,000, which has gone towards “reimagining the museum”.

Visitors will be invited to help digitise the museum’s collection, handle objects and browse the library, while family groups will be offered a range of activities such as challah baking.

“We’ve taken every precaution to ensure this is a safe environment for all generations to enjoy,” said director, Frances Jeens. 

“Visitors will find we are open in a way that we haven’t been before, with new opportunities to see and handle items from the collections. 

“The world has changed, and we have used our time of closure to reimagine what a museum can be.”

During lockdown, the museum, one of the largest of its kind, has run a virtual programme of events, reaching over 130,000 people.

Its chair of trustees, Nick Viner, added: “We are delighted to be able to welcome visitors through our doors to explore the Jewish community’s heritage and history in person.”

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