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Join the tour to find out about aspects of Jewish religious practice and way of life, and learn how the Jewish community have contributed to Scotland over the last 200 years.

During the tour, you will find out how the first Jewish congregation in Garnethill made an impact on the development of Victorian Glasgow, and how people in Scotland helped Jews find safety from Nazi-occupied Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.

The tours include the Synagogue Prayer Hall and take in the displays throughout the building:

  • Glasgow’s Jewish roots and the building of Garnethill Synagogue.
  • A New Life in Scotland – A permanent exhibition on the Jewish immigrants settling in Scotland, from the late 1700s through to the present day communities.
  • Scotland a Sanctuary – Exhibition in the Succah on the refugees who arrived in Scotland in the 1930s and 1940s, and how people from all backgrounds helped those in peril.

We have a shop on site, with a selection of books relating to Jews in Scotland and Jewish history, plus other related items. We can take payment by cash and card.

Booking information

Book online: https://sjhc.org.uk/product/guided-tours. Cost is £7 per person.

Please visit our website to find out about accessibility within the building, or contact us if you have questions.

Please note: Entry for the tour is via the side entrance at 29 Garnet Street, a gated entrance on the hill between Renfrew Street and Hill Street.