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Summer Holidays Children’s Activities

FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES During the six week summer holidays, The Peace Museum will have a range of free children’s activities in the galleries. We will run peace related arts and craft activities every day during our opening hours. We also welcome group bookings and special activities can be arranged. The Museum is open Wednesdays, Thursdays […]

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Event: Hiroshima Day 2016 SPECIAL OPENING

Saturday 6th August 2016 11.45-3.00pm In remembrance of those who were killed or injured in the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, The Peace Museum is pleased to be involved in a memorial event with Yorkshire CND. At 12pm a vigil will take place by the Hiroshima memorial in Norfolk Gardens behind City […]

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New way to donate!

We are grateful to receive donations from many supporters. All donations help secure the future of The Peace Museum, including premises, operation and staffing. We have launched a new Just Giving text campaign. To donate, simply text PMUK16 £3 to 70070 This is a suggested amount, the amount can be edited, £ sign followed by […]

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New website coming soon…

Some visitors to our website may be aware there are some ongoing issues with hacks and unwanted advertisements to our website. This is unfortunate and we apologise for this inappropriate content. However, thanks to a small grant we will soon be redesigning our website! The new website will include new exciting content and pages, including […]

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Good news! Extension of opening hours

Fantastic news! Commencing from Wednesday 25th May, the Museum will now be open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!  Thanks to fundraising efforts and a grant award, the Museum has been able to extend staff hours, which in turn has meant an increase in visitor opening hours. The team will now have more time to further […]

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Special Blog on the Treaty of Versailles

On the 28th June 1919 exactly five years after the assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles near Paris.  This ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.   Although the Armistice was signed on 11 November 1918, […]

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Spring/Summer 2016 Newsletter

Good News! Our Spring/Summer Newsletter is now available. You can download it here: Spring Summer 2016 Newsletter If you wish to be added to our mailing list or wish to recieve hard copies of the newsletter email info@peacemuseum.org.uk  

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Northern Museums Volunteer Pass Scheme

The Peace Museum is part of Museum Development Yorkshire’s, Northern Museums Volunteer Pass Scheme for 2016 – 2018.  The Northern Museums Volunteer Pass entitles volunteers to various benefits such as FREE entry and/or additional benefits at participating museums in Yorkshire and Humberside, North East and North West regions. As we are part of this scheme […]

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March Object of the Month Blog

This month’s object of the month is a booklet entitled ‘While you are in England, Helpful Information and Guidance for Every Refugee.’  The booklet was issued to a German Jewish refugee from the 1930s/40s upon their arrival to England.  The booklet was issued by the German Jewish Aid Committee in conjunction with the Jewish Board […]

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Anniversary of the War Resisters International

The War Resisters International (WRI) was founded on this day (March 16th) in 1921, with a founding declaration that has remained unchanged. “War is a crime against humanity.  I am therefore determined not to support any kind of war and to strive for the removal of all kinds of war.” WRI are a global pacifist […]

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