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Jewish Museum London

The Jewish Museum London is a public museum, with an archive collection of historic Jewish cultural, social and religious items.

Archive Description

The museum’s archive holds photographs, oral histories and paper ephemera which contain memoirs, personal letters and documents as well as minute books of Jewish charities and ledgers of businesses. Among the highlights are photographs of the Jews’ Free School in the early 20th century, a medieval charter forbidding the lease of land to Jews and a circumcision and marriage register going back to the late 1700s.

The Museum’s own institutional archive gives an insight into the Museum’s history since its beginnings in Bloomsbury in 1932.

In addition to these collections, the Jewish Military Museum Collection, illustrating the Jewish contribution to the British Armed Forces through documents, photographs and artifacts, has been on loan to the Jewish Museum since 2015.

Access Information

The archive is not open to the public, and special access must be requested from the Museum’s curation team by email: curator@jewishmuseum.org.uk .

Online Accessibility

The museum’s collection catalogue is available online along with online exhibitions showcasing items from the museum’s wider holdings.

Street Address

Jewish Museum London
129-131 Albert Street
London
NW1 7NB

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