The Irish Jewish Museum
WELCOME TO THE IJM
The Irish Jewish Museum is at 3, Walworth Road – South Circular Road – Dublin 8. There are many reasons for visiting us. Leave us a feedback and learn more…
BOOK A TOUR
The Museum is available for private booking for tours, small groups and family gatherings. We also offer tours of Jewish Dublin with an experienced guide. Learn more…
The Museum welcomes the support from visitors and the community. You can contribute in many ways – volunteering, making a donation, fundraising. Learn more…
The IJM relies on the joint work of volunteers, management committee and honorary Patrons.
In 1984, Asher Benson, Harold Muschatt, L. Shepps, Ramon Eppel, Juliet Eppel, Karen Eppel, Jacqueline Wine, Dr. J. Tolkin and others organised a successful antique fair of Jewish artefacts and memorabilia in Dublin. When the question arose of what to do with the exhibits once the fair closed, Raphael Siev proposed turning the empty Walworth Road Synagogue into the Irish Jewish Museum. The interior of the synagogue was restored to its original state, and a home was found where the unique historical and cultural heritage of Ireland’s Jewish community could be celebrated with pride. Without the single-minded dedication of the Siev family, and of Raphael Siev who served as curator until his death in 2009, the Irish Jewish Museum could never have made the transition from aspiration to reality.