Jewish history collections
The collections associated with Sir David Salomons, first baronet, are relevant to Jewish history in Britain .
There are items from Salomons' time as the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London and from his attempts to get into Parliament. Most famously there is the bench from the Palace of Westminster from which David Salomons first spoke when elected in 1851.
There are items associated with other members of the Salomons family and other leading Jewish families such as the Cohens, the Goldsmids, the Rothschilds and the Montefiores, and also small relics such as a piece of stone from the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and water from Rebekah's Well at Harran.