Visit our beautiful Category A listed Synagogue, built in 1879. Discover the history of the Jewish community in Scotland and learn how Scottish people helped Jews find safety from Nazi-occupied Europe.
Join a tour of our beautiful building and hear how the first Jewish congregation made an impact on Victorian Glasgow, and how Scottish people helped Jews find safety from Nazi-occupied Europe.
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.
• A new and very handsome Synagogue – A special exhibition on the development of Garnethill Synagogue. Find out about the lives of congregation members at the time.
Transport and Parking
On Public Transport Route
Public Parking Nearby
Partial wheelchair access
Partially suitable for visitors with limited mobility
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