Open today 10am - 5pm

Through Our Eyes is an Exhibition about 16 children and young people who survived Nazi persecution across Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. They came to the north of England as refugees or survivors of the Holocaust, settled and made new lives here.

The Centre and the Exhibition is open 10am-5pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and we are encouraging all visitors to book online in advance to help us keep everyone safe. Booking slots are currently available until the end of October 2020.

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 will reopen to visitors on Wednesday 30th September 2020, and for now will be open only on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Opening hours will be 10am-5pm.

We’ll update our website regularly with further information. In the meantime, please email us or talk to us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Book to visit us

If you’d like to visit us on a Wednesday or Thursday, please book ahead with your preferred date and time so we know how many people we’re expecting and can ensure the Centre is fully safe to visit. Hourly timeslots until the end of October are now available.

Book your visit here.

 

Conferencing

We have a conference space available to book for up to 100 delegates, 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

We are currently accepting group bookings for the Autumn term 2020. 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, please visit our Learning section.
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Find Us

The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre,
The University of Huddersfield,
Queensgate,
HD1 3DH
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01484 365301

Where are we?
We are located on Level 2 of the Schwann Building in The University of Huddersfield.
All visitors not requiring level access need to go around the University buildings to arrive at our Main Entrance. This is to limit risk inside University buildings for the University staff and students, and for you. The best routes on foot are from Wakefield Car Park or via Firth Street and over the footbridge.
Parking
Please be aware that there is no public parking available on campus. The nearest public car parks are Market Hall (5 mins) and 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 opposite Santander bank.
Anyone requiring level access needs to book online with us, and on arrival on campus collect a visitor pass from University Reception. This is because the Schwann Building is currently only accessible to passholders, to limit risk. 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 currently limited solely to Exhibition visitors due to our safety measures. All toilets are currently fitted with paper hand towels, and the hand dryers are turned off. This is to limit circulation of air particles which increase virus transmission.
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.