The Jewish Museum

Jewish Britain

A History in 50 Objects


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In this exhibition you can discover some of our most treasured objects, and find out what they tell us about Jewish life in Britain from medieval to modern times. Find out more »

Featured Object

Furrier's hand tools

Working Lives and Trades, East End

early 20th century

Tools used by Matthew Shaw when he was a furrier in the 1920s and 1930s – furriery was a popular trade for many Jewish immigrants who settled in the UK from eastern Europe from the late 1880s

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