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We are currently transitioning to become Holocaust Centre North, so you are in the right place!

There are lots of exciting things on the horizon, with a new website launching in Autumn 2022 and changes to our Centre here in Huddersfield.

This is much more than just a name change.

To keep up to date with what we’re doing, please follow us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter. We look forward to welcoming you to Holocaust Centre North.

The Centre and the Exhibition is currently open Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm.

Through Our Eyes

Through Our Eyes is an interactive, multi-media exhibition. Visitors will see poignant personal photos of the survivors and their families and their original artefacts and documents, together with an original prisoner uniform and other artefacts from the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora. The survivors tell their stories of discrimination, persecution, escape, hiding, ghettos, forced labour, concentration camps and liberation through filmed testimony on six interactive touchscreens.

Text and images put their experiences in context, supported by animated maps and an immersive audio-visual experience driven by survivor testimony.  There is a reflective space at the end of the exhibition where visitors can find out about the survivors’ experiences of rebuilding their lives in the UK and explore a digital memorial to local families.

The exhibition contains photographs and video footage of concentration camps and atrocities that some visitors may find disturbing. The exhibition is suitable for children and teenagers learning about the Holocaust in more detail, but not suitable for very young children.

Exhibition opening hours

The Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre is currently open Monday to Thursday. Our opening hours are 10am-5pm.

Most visitors spend about 1 hour in the Exhibition, but if engaging with our touchscreens and viewing more content it is possible to spend longer.

We’ll update our website regularly with further information. In the meantime, please email us or talk to us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also sign up to our monthly e-newsletter at the bottom of our homepage.

 

Conferencing

We have a conference space available to book, with a breakout space and full catering service available. Conference delegates have exclusive use of the Through Our Eyes exhibition.

The conference space is currently closed until further notice, however we’d be happy to talk to you about future requirements.

Group visits

If you’d like to plan a future visit for a group of 15 or more people, please call or email us to discuss your needs. For capacity reasons, if you arrive without booking we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you within the exhibition.

For school bookings and to find out more about our learning programme, please visit our Learning section.

Find Us

The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre,
The University of Huddersfield,
Queensgate,
HD1 3DH
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01484 471939

Where are we?
We are located on Level 2 of the Schwann Building in The University of Huddersfield.
Parking
Please be aware that there is no public parking available on campus. The nearest public car parks is Kingsgate Shopping Centre (5 mins). There are limited spaces on campus for disabled blue badge holders, these are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Access
There is level access throughout campus and into the exhibition. Our lift is located on Level 4 of the Schwann building.
Please call or email us if you have any questions.
Toilets
Male, female and access toilets are located at the back of the exhibition space.
Use of the toilets is limited solely to Exhibition visitors.
Catering
There are no catering facilities in the Centre, however there are many catering outlets in Huddersfield town centre and around campus. Please check the University website for details of their opening times and catering offer.