Exhibitions at The Peace Museum
Permanent and Temporary Exhibitions
The Peace Museum’s unique exhibitions explore peace history as well as contemporary issues, local heritage, peacemakers stories and the ways in which people have worked to make the world a better place to live.
See the unique artefacts and exhibitions on display, by visiting our small, but attractive Museum galleries. Our current exhibits encompass local, national and international peace history.
Our Responses to Conflict Room explores the ways people have responded to conflict in peaceful and non-violent ways. The room features treasures from our WWI collection relating to conscientious objection, artefacts relating to the Cold War, the Vietnam War and more modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Other exhibits look at Campaigning; then and now. Our Greenham Common: Common Ground, Uncommon women exhibit details the tireless campaigning of the Greenham women. We also have the mini- exhibition ‘What Story Will You Tell?’ the story of Sadako Sasaki (of paper cranes fame!). A particular favourite with children visiting the Museum.
Our temporary exhibition space is changed every three to four months with exciting and engaging exhibitions.
Take a look at the News page to find out about our current temporary exhibition and upcoming plans.
More information can be found on our Collections page.
In Leeds? Why not visit our exhibition at the Royal Armouries?
This exhibition was created in conjunction with the Royal Armouries and is on permanent display in the War Gallery on the second floor. It focuses on the idea of conversion – from war to peace, from weapons and armour to useful tools or symbolic images.
The display explores the positive changes that have been – and are still being – made by individuals, groups and whole nations that choose to replace conflict with peace.
The Museum has several travelling exhibitions which can be loaned out and displayed. Please click the link for more information.