Education, Learning and Outreach

We offer sessions for children and young people at the Peace Museum.

We have a number of supporting resources available to purchase from the Museum, books, activity packs, stories, CD ROMs, plus free web based materials.

Current Provision for Children and Young People

Workshops and Visits:

Museum Discovery Session Suitable for Key Stages Two, Three and Four

This session is new for 2016 and involves pupils discovering the history of peace. Objects are selected from the collection and the pupils are tasked with discovering what the object is and what it can tell us about the history of peace through discussion, careful thought and using other objects on display as a clue. It culminates in the pupils devising a group presentation to present what they have discovered. This is a cross-curricular session which introduces the general themes of peace and relates to specific historical events. It can be adapted to cover certain historical periods or themes according to level of study. A session usually lasts two hours.

Bradford Routes to Peace Heritage Trail Visit Suitable for all school ages

Groups begin their day at the Museum and spend around one hour on a guided tour of our exhibitions with a member of staff. Teachers then begin the trail which involves visiting places of interest within Bradford city centre and the surrounding area. The trail is approximately 2.5miles long, which takes around 90 minutes to complete. It is accompanied by a printed guide and an app. The trail not only takes you to places of interest but tells the story of Bradford’s history and its longstanding affinity with peace, including sites such as the J.B Priestley statue and Bradford Pals Battalion memorial. The day is cross-curricular encompassing local and national history whilst incorporating the message of peace. Teachers complete half of the trail in the morning, take lunch at the Peace Museum and complete the trail in the afternoon. This could be useful as the basis of a local history research project. It is also available for adult groups, click here for more information.

Click Here to find out more and download a copy of the Routes to Peace pocket guide.

Written by Diane Hadwen and Ben Chalcraft.

Poppies, Remembrance and War Horses Workshop Visit Suitable for Key Stages One and Two

The workshop explores the theme of remembrance, the significance of the red, white and purple poppies and explores the familiar story of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse and the real life story of Bradford’s very own warhorse ‘Spare Parts’. It also covers the history of the First World War. It involves a discussion surrounding what remembrance is, ways to remember, and why we remember, followed by a poppy making session. It highlights themes such as choice and friendship and encourages children to discuss and express what is important to them, through a symbol designing activity. A session usually lasts two hours. The session is available all year. Book early for November 2016.

The Right to Peace: Children’s Rights and Peace Suitable for Key Stage Two

This workshop covers children’s rights, human rights and the link between the idea of universal human rights and a peaceful world. It includes local history taken from our ‘The Peace Challenge’ Resource, discussing the actions of social reformers such as William Forster and Margaret Macmillan in improving the lives of children and improving access to education for all. A session usually lasts around 2 hours.


Our curriculum resources can be purchased for teachers to develop their own scheme at school or can be the basis of a workshop here at the Peace Museum.

Choices Then and Now £5.00 + p&p

An alternative approach to finding out about conflict then and now; focusing on choices, responses and consequences in WW1 (then) and the War on Terror (now) Choices Then and Now, explores information, evidence, propaganda and digital literacy; it challenges extremism, builds resilience and explores citizenship, SMSC and British values. The resource is ideal for KS2, KS3 and Post 16. It is based around 15 ‘untold’ stories and real items from the Peace Museum ‘s collection. Supported by a teacher’s guide, with mid term plans, background information and a selection of stories. The resource includes a CD ROM with links to the National Curriculum and stories for KS1; it also includes templates, activity resources and copies of primary and secondary sources. It is an innovative and creative approach to the Prevent duty and has been identified as a model of Best Practice by the Prevent Team at the Home Office and is being rolled out across the UK.

Choices Then and Now was written and designed by Diane Hadwen and Ben Chalcraft.

Choices Exhibition

The Choices Then and Now resource is the basis of an exhibition held at Bradford Playhouse which features much of the Peace Museum’s World War One collection. As a result of a grant from the Armed Forces Community Covenant, we are able to offer free workshops and guided tours of the exhibition to schools within the Bradford District and schools or groups that support members of the Armed Forces Community, from October 2015 to April 2016. This is a fantastic opportunity and one not to be missed.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please email Jude Wright and reserve your free workshop and tour.

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Sport, Courage, Peace and Friendship £5.00 + p&p

Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic values; stories, visual literacy and a range of activities closely linked to the topical theme of sport and London 2012. Suitable for all key stages. Jesse Owens and Luz Long (A Leap for Friendship), the Christmas truce 1914 (Football for Christmas), Walter Tull, Tani Grey Thomson, identity and nationality and much more. Supporting 80 page resource CD ROM and teachers’ booklet. SCPF written and designed by Diane Hadwen and Ben Chalcraft. Produced and published by Innovation and Cohesion Works. All rights reserved.

The Peace Challenge £5.00 + p&p

Commissioned and sponsored by the Soroptimists International (Bingley) and written and designed by Diane Hadwen and Ben Chalcraft, The Peace Challenge explores peace-making and peacemakers then and now. The focus is on individuals with a local connection, whose actions have had an impact for good locally, nationally and globally. Booklet, stories and ideas for teaching and learning. It has a peer education element and encourages historical enquiry alongside active citizenship. Children and young people learn about the Peace Tree, William Forster, Richard Oastler, Margaret McMillan, Miriam Lord, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Kenneth and David Hockney. They consider the statement and question ‘This is what they did then. What can I do now?’ Designed particularly for key stage two, it is also possible to adapt this for older children.


Bradford Peacemakers explain their views on peace and remembrance to Museum visitors


Intergenerational learning at the Museum


The Peace Museum is a charity, a not for profit organisation. However we do have modest charges for sessions which are designed to cover costs.

The group size for each session is maximum 30 children.

Routes to Peace Heritage Trail Visit: £50.00 for the day.

Workshops are priced at £50 per half day session and £100 per full day session.

Other educational visits that relate to our resources can be arranged. Bespoke workshops relating to particular areas of study can also be devised. Please use the contact information below if you wish to discuss this further.

The Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am till 4pm but school visits can be arranged outside of these hours. Contact staff to discuss this.

For more information or to discuss your requirements please contact Shannen Lang, Learning and Administration Officer.

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This information can be downloaded here: Learning Programme 2017.

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