The Peace Museum

Description The Peace Museum explores the history and the often untold stories of peace, peacemakers, social reform and peace movements. It occupies three small galleries in one of Bradford's many fine Victorian buildings. It is unique in that it is the only accredited museum of its kind in the UK. The museum is open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am till 4pm. Entrance is free, but as we are a charity with no public funding or grant aid, we welcome visitor donations no matter how small. We are open for group visits, school visits, education work and to general visitors at alternative times (day, evenings and weekends) by appointment. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements. Through its collection and education work, the Museum highlights the stories of countless people who have tried to bring an end to extremism, conflict, violence, war and inequality; to create social justice, peace and cohesion. It has strong roots in the local community, while exploring hidden histories and untold stories of national and global importance. Its activities are based on providing experiences that encourage dialogue and interaction between different people, based on the premise that: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view . . . until you climb into their skin and walk around in it." Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Our visitors will:
  • Discover themed exhibitions about peace and peacemakers derived from the largest collection of peace artefacts and stories in the UK.
  • Be challenged to think differently about violence and non-violent responses to it.
  • Learn about experiences of conflict and peace, here and abroad.
  • Encounter knowledgeable, available and enthusiastic staff and volunteers.
  • Discover a hidden gem.
The Museum asks visitors to consider peace as something that requires action, while recognising that peace is a challenge! We see ourselves as a Museum for life in every sense, posing big questions and encouraging young and old alike to consider their own stories, the stories of others and to be part of a continuing one. So:

What do you think? What will you do? What story will you tell?

The Peace Museum is an independent, fully accredited museum with no political affiliation. It is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Full Street Address: 10 Piece Hall Yard
Postal Code: BD1 1PJ
Phone Number:
Organisation Characteristics: Paid Workers, Takes short-term volunteers/ placements, Takes long-term volunteers
Geographical area: National
Has documents: Constitution or other governing document
Information last updated: 4th May 2017