Projects

Manchester Jewish Museum

A fresh lease for Manchester Jewish Museum

  • Manchester Jewish Museum
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 2015 - 2016

Housed inside the city’s oldest synagogue building, Grade II*-listed Manchester Jewish Museum tells the story of city’s Jewish community. A development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2015 was the first step towards a vision to create a new museum extension to house new galleries and spaces for learning, events and commercial operations.

Barker Langham developed the project Business Plan for the museum during the project's development phase. We reviewed and challenged recent financial performance and projections, undertook a strategic review of the income streams and assessed commercial opportunities in conjunction with the architectural plans to ensure the designs supported the financial sustainability of the project.

The application to the HLF was submitted in June 2017. If successful, the museum’s re-opening is expected for 2020, and will sit within the rich and expanding cultural landscape of Manchester.