Holocaust Memorial Day

by | 13 January 2024 | Heritage, Sherwood

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum is an award-winning museum right on the doorstep in Laxton. It includes two permanent museum exhibitions, stunning sculpture and memorial rose gardens, a sector-leading interactive museum and online experiences.

The museum welcomes members of the public and school groups to learn about the roots of prejudice and discrimination and what we can all do to be upstanders in society today. At the museum’s heart is a family of Holocaust survivors whose testimonies and artefacts form a significant national collection, ensuring their voices are heard for generations to come.

Holocaust Memorial Day weekend is Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January. The museum has events all weekend and will be offering testimony from Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh on Sunday 28th January.

Whichever day you visit, take time to reflect in the Memorial Garden, where you can read the dedications to Holocaust victims and their families. Place a stone on the children’s memorial to pay your respects to the 1.5 million children that were murdered.

Be assured of a warm welcome whether you wish to visit the exhibitions or even if you just wish to pop into the homely coffee shop. The museum is open 10.00am to 4.30pm over Holocaust Memorial Day weekend. For more information visit www.holocaust.org.uk or phone 01623 836627.