This exhibition runs from Thu, 3rd Oct 2019 to Sun, 16th Feb 2020. See all dates
This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:
Cost: Free of Charge
The little known story of one of the capital’s most intriguing cemeteries is revealed for the first time in this exhibition.
The House of Life Exhibition at The Library at Willesden Green presents a 150-year view of Willesden Jewish Cemetery, dubbed “the Rolls-Royce of London’s Jewish cemeteries” because of the people buried there. They include scientist Rosalind Franklin and Tesco founder Jack Cohen.
A first ever showcase of the heritage of Willesden Jewish Cemetery has been created to help Londoners discover its fascinating collection of life stories and customs. The exhibition, which runs for four months from 3 October 2019, takes the cemetery out into the heart of the local community and asks questions which challenge us all.
Displays have been researched by volunteers with objects lent by museums and displayed for the first time from private collections.
The exhibition is a taster of a new public visitor experience that will open at the cemetery in 2020 thanks to support from National Lottery players.