Visit the Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin

The former Synagogue, which could accommodate approximately 150 men and women, consisted of two adjoining terraced houses built in the 1870’s. Due to the movement of the Jewish people from the area to the suburbs of Dublin and with the overall decline in their numbers, the Walworth Road Synagogue fell into disuse and ceased to function in the early 1970’s. These premises remained locked for almost fifteen years, and were brought back to life again with the establishment of the Irish Jewish Museum Committee in late 1984. The Bimah of the old Synagogue, upstairs in the Jewish Museum. The Museum was officially opened by the Irish born President of Israel Dr. Chaim Herzog on the 20th June 1985 during his State visit to Ireland. The Museum was managed by a Committee of dedicated people, varying in numbers from 20 to 30, who voluntarily give of their time.

How much is admission?

You’re in luck! Nothing at all! Admission to the museum is completely free of charge, however any donation is very much appreciated.

The Irish Jewish Museum was once in the heartland of “Little Jerusalem,” a densely populated Jewish enclave off the South Circular Road. Although small in scale, the Museum is a unique and favourite destination for tourists from all over the world, the interest in the museum is growing rapidly in recent years it had about 5,000 visitors. The Museum is managed and staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers and relies entirely on donations left by our visitors. The Irish Jewish Museum welcomes private bookings for tours, small groups, and family gatherings. They can help to arrange tours of Jewish Dublin with an experienced guide. Please, be so kind to give them some notice, as this will allow them to plan staffing and all the necessary to better assist you.

  • Monday – 11:00 to 14:30
  • Tuesday – 11:00 to 14:30
  • Wednesday – 11:00 to 14:30
  • Thursday – 11:00 to 14:30
  • Friday – 11:00 to 14:30
  • Saturday – CLOSED
  • Sunday – 11:00 to 14:30

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