Welcome to The Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre

Come and explore 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.

“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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Who we are

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Garnethill Refugee Trail

LATEST NEWS

Book Now! Guided Walk of the Garnethill Refugee Trail

Book Now! Guided Walk of the Garnethill Refugee Trail

Join us on a guided walk of the Garnethill Refugee Trail on Sunday 10th April, led by staff from the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre and Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. The trail reveals places in Garnethill that are connected with Jewish refugees who came to Glasgow...

Trailblazers! Garnethill Refugee Trail Launches

Trailblazers! Garnethill Refugee Trail Launches

The hidden Holocaust-era history of the Garnethill area of Glasgow is revealed in a new heritage walking trail from the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre. Using collections from the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre, the trail showcases buildings connected with Jewish...

Doors Open Day 2021 at Garnethill Synagogue

Doors Open Day 2021 at Garnethill Synagogue

On Sunday 19th September, Garnethill Synagogue welcomed visitors as part of Glasgow’s Doors Open Days Festival. This annual event celebrates the city’s architecture, culture & heritage. As last year’s Festival was online due to Covid-19, so we were delighted to...

Book a Guided Synagogue Tour

Book a Guided Synagogue Tour

We are delighted to announce that our guided tour service is now open for booking, with tours beginning on Tuesday 17th August. Come and find out about aspects of Jewish religious practice and way of life, and how the Jewish community have contributed to Scotland over...

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