What to see
You will be able to explore and experience the following when you visit. Ensure that you check a survivor talk is on, if that is what you would like to experience the day you visit. Keep your ticket safe, as it will grant you as many free visits as you want for a year from the issue date.
Plan a good four hours for your visit
Explore an acre of beautifully landscaped memorial gardens with sculptures, over 1,000 commemorative roses and a picturesque pond and surroundings. It’s the perfect location for reflection.
If you’re visiting in the week, please call us in advance on 01623 836627, so that we can advise you of any speakers you may be able to join. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, you can book to listen to a survivor talk in advance.
Explore our Holocaust exhibition documenting the history of antisemitism, the rise of Hitler, the aftermath of the November Pogrom and the Final Solution. (We would advise that the exhibition is for 14+, but this is at parents’ discretion.)
Academics, students and the general public can explore our 5,000 items in collection including books, journals, unpublished memoirs and audio-visual resources all documenting the Holocaust. Email us at least two weeks in advance if you would like to access the library. We cannot loan books out yet, but you can use them in the library onsite for your research.
Our book shop sells specialist publications about the Holocaust and other genocides. You will also discover special publications containing the testimonies of survivors who work with the Centre. Two such publications are Journeys and Survival. You can pre-order gift shop items or books before your visit. All proceeds go directly to the charity.
Opening out on to the picturesque memorial gardens, our coffee shop provides the perfect place to relax and reflect on your visit. You can purchase snacks, cakes, confectionery and light lunches in the form of soup and sandwiches. We also provide a selection of hot beverages. We endeavour to provide gluten and dairy free alternatives and vegetarian options, but our food is not kosher.
Access and amenities
Please let us know when you arrive at reception if you have special access needs, so we can make your visit as convenient as possible.
- You will find disabled parking at the rear of the building.
- Some films are subtitled and we have an in-house T-loop hearing system in place for those hard of hearing in the Main Hall and the Ronson Learning Centre.
- We provide lift services to The Journey exhibition and the learning classrooms for younger children. Please ask at reception.
- We have a stair lift you can use that will take you from the ground level of the building to the Holocaust exhibition in the basement. Please ask at reception upon arrival if you would like to use it.
- The Journey is accessed via a lift, which is wheelchair friendly.
- We have toilet facilities for disabled people.
- Please ask in the Coffee Shop if you would like to use a mat for baby changing purposes.