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Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue (Manchester)

Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue 190 Cheetham Hill Road M8 8LW

Basic Information

The former Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue on Cheetham Hill Road is now Manchester Jewish Museum. It is the only Jewish Museum outside London and is housed in the oldest surviving synagogue building in Manchester, completed in 1874.

It is a beautiful example of Victorian architecture, executed in Moorish style. Particularly noteworthy are the splendid stained glass windows and the distinctive cast-iron fitments.

Since the building became redundant through the movement of the Jewish population away from the area, it has been completely restored, returned to its former glory and listed Grade II.

With a compelling history to tell, the building needed a new purpose and in 1984 it re-opened as a Museum.

Heritage designation:
Grade II
Build completed:



Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue 190 Cheetham Hill Road M8 8LW Manchester
M8 8LW


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