Jewish Heritage Europe

Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions

There are many Jewish organizations and academic and cultural institutions in the UK, as befits a society  with a Jewish population of more than 250,000. We list here some of the major ones.


Jewish Museum — London 

Raymond Burton House
129-131 Albert Street
London NW1 7NB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7284 7384

London Jewish Cultural Centre — JW3

341-351 Finchley Road
Box Office tel: +44 020 7433 8988

Ben Uri Gallery: The London Jewish Museum of Art

108A Boundary Road (off Abbey Road)
St Johns Wood
London NW8 0RH
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7604 3991

Memorials Scrolls Trust & Museum

Kent House
Rutland Gardens
London SW7 1BX
Tel: +44 (0) 207 584 3741

Take a Virtual Tour of  The Czech Memorial Scrolls Museum

Freud Museum

20 Maresfield Gardens
London NW3 5SX
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7435 2002
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7431 5452

The Jewish Historical Society of England

Unit 1 Chapelton Lodge, East Winch Road,
Blackborough End, Kings Lynn PE32 1SF
tel: +44 01553 849849

There are branches in a number of cities in the UK and in Jerusalem.

Jewish Music Institute

Room 536
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Tel: +44 (0) 207 898 4307



The Porton collection of Judaica 

Special Collections
The Brotherton Library
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel: +44 0113 343 5518

In 1965, some 3,500 items covering all aspects of Jewish religion and culture in English, Hebrew and Yiddish were presented to the Leeds City Council by Leslie Porton.  Collection roots are in Rabbi Moses Abrahams’ Memorial Library in Sheepscar, together with the Judaica collection of Joseph Porton (Leslie’s father). The collection includes theological works, religious texts, Jewish and Anglo-Jewish history, biography, Jewish Yearbook, Jewish Chronicle and Jewish Gazette, also rare books, pamphlets and parts of journals, largely in Hebrew and Yiddish, from the 19th century. The collection has been acquired by the Leeds University Library and can be searched online as part of its special collections.


Jewish Museum Manchester

190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester M8 8LW
See staff phone and emails HERE


Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

The Clarendon Institute
Walton Street
Oxford, OX1 2HG
Tel: +44 (0)1865 610422 (Admin office)

An independent center of the University of Oxford and a leading center for Jewish studies in Europe

Inventory of Judaica and Hebraica in Oxford Colleges & Museums


Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations

Faculty of Humanities
University of Southampton
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2261

An institute at the University of Southampton. The Parkes Collections form the basis of one of the Hartley Library’s special collections at the University of Southampton. The archive and library contains a wealth of material of interest to the historian of Anglo-Jewry as well as James Parkes’s personal papers. All told, the Special Collections, Hartley Library, has more than 850 collections of manuscripts of Anglo-Jewish Archives.


Gathering the Voices

Online oral history project on refugees from the Nazis who found sanctuary in Scotland


Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Garnethill Synagogue
129 Hill Street
Glasgow G3 6UB, Scotland
Tel: +44 (0) 141 332 4911