Welcome to The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre

Discover Scotland’s Jewish history

The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre is based in Garnethill Synagogue, the first purpose-built synagogue in Scotland and a beautiful Category A listed building in the heart of Glasgow. Our displays show the development and contribution of the Jewish community to Scotland over the past 200 years, and the Scottish Holocaust-era Study Centre provides an opportunity to explore this critical time period in more depth.

Opened in 1879, Garnethill Synagogue is a stunning example of high Victorian architecture. It still has an active congregation and is also the home of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. You can visit by booking to join one of our weekly guided tours. We also run a varied programme of events, and welcome school visits.

“Come with open eyes! Learn about the contribution the Jewish community have made to Glasgow and Scotland.”

Trevor Schuster-Davis –
Congregation member & visitor guide

Guided Tours

School Visits

Events Calendar

Scottish Holocaust-era Study Centre

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Garnethill Refugee Trail


Manchester Jewish Museum

On April 2nd, we ventured down to Manchester to see the Manchester Jewish Museum. Kerry, Anna and Head of the Board, Philip, spent some time learning about their redevelopment, educational offers, and the stories they share with visitors. Occupy the former Spanish and...

Remembering Henry Wuga (1924 – 2024)

Remembering Henry Wuga (1924 – 2024)

The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre was saddened to hear of the recent death of Henry Wuga, at the age of 100. A popular figure in the Jewish community in Glasgow, Henry was known widely for his dedicated work in the area of Holocaust Education. Born Heinz Martin Wuga...

Hidden Histories Exhibition Launch!

Hidden Histories Exhibition Launch!

On February 29, 2024, we launched our Hidden Histories Exhibition. Taking a step back in time, this exhibition explores stories about Jewish immigrants around Scotland. Specifically, this new exhibitions showcases the Jewish histories of six Scottish towns: Dundee,...

Schools’ Event for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

Schools’ Event for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre held a special event for schools on the 23rd January, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Thirty-nine pupils plus teachers from six secondary schools from East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow attended. The event...

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