12 May, 13-19 May, 20-26 May, 26 May, 6-12 May, Daytime, Tours and Guided Walks


Old Jewish Cemetery, Lambhay Hill (from Hoe Gate Street), Plymouth Pl1 2NP

Sunday 12 May and Sunday 26 May, Running every 15mins from 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm) an hour’s tour
Also 14 May in the Synagogue Vestry PL1 2AD

Located on Plymouth’s historic Hoe, in the shadow of The Citadel, lies a hidden secret: The Old Jewish Cemetery. Contained within high stone walls it has always remained hidden from public view. The only clue to its existence is an insignificant door. With the aid of funding from Vital Sparks and Drakes Foundation, an audio trail has been created in the garden cemetery, bringing to life the lives of those buried within this hidden gem. In 1740 this plot was a family garden; today it is a calm oasis that hides a wealth of history and culture. The audio trail will also be running in the Synagogue vestry with tea/coffee and seating on Tuesday 14 May at 2pm for anyone unable to make the trip to the Hoe or would like to hear the audio in comfort.

Sensible footwear required.

MP3s and head phones available on the day or bring your own head phones and/or your own smart phone.

Donations welcome / Booking essential / phccaretaker@yahoo.co.uk / 07753267616 / www.plymouthsynagogue.com