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.

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Exhibitions

Object of the Moment Blog: ‘The Menace of Chemical Warfare to Civilian Populations’ Pamphlet by Arthur J. Gillian.

On the 7th May, to coincide with VE Day, The Peace Museum was supposed to open a new exhibition funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Bombs…Away! will explore the impact of civilian bombing against civilians during World War Two and how the peace movement responded to it. Whilst we have had to postpone the […]

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Museum Closure – Covid-19 Statement

In light of of the government’s latest advice for people to avoid non-essential contact, our board of Trustees have made the decision to close The Peace Museum from 18th March until 30th March, when we will review further. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is of utmost importance to us at […]

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International Women’s Day: Vera Brittain

Vera Brittain    Born in December 1893, Vera Brittain was a feminist, nurse, author, and a figurehead of the pacifist movement in the early-twentieth century. Despite enjoying a comfortable childhood as the daughter of paper mill owners Thomas Brittain and Edith Brittain, her halcyon days were to come to an abrupt end at the age […]

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The Eye As Witness: Exhibition Events

  Our latest exhibition The Eye as Witness: Recording the Holocaust, from National Holocaust Centre and Museum and University of Nottingham, examines the photographs taken during the Holocaust and asks the question; through who’s eyes are we seeing the past? Catch these special one-off events before the exhibition closes on 27th March.   Cancelled – The […]

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Coming soon at The Peace Museum

  We had an exciting year in 2019 at The Peace Museum. Here is a taste of what we have planned for 2020:   Faith and Peace  We have been working with groups of women to explore themes of faith and peace through the lens of gender. Funded by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and led […]

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The Eye as Witness: Recording the Holocaust

Our latest exhibition The Eye as Witness: Recording the Holocaust, from National Holocaust Centre and Museum and University of Nottingham, examines the photographs taken during the Holocaust and asks the question; through who’s eyes are we seeing the past? 9th January 2020 – 27th March 2020 at The Peace Museum.  Opening event on Thursday 9th January from […]

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Aldermaston March and Nuclear Weapons Tests

On 4th April 1958 a few thousands of people gathered on Trafalgar Square. They marched for four days, often in unfavourable weather conditions, to Aldermaston. Some of them dropped out along the route, but the majority peacefully reached their destination. The march was Britain’s first expression of mass protest after World War II. The still […]

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Over the Fence… to the other side of the world

Our latest exhibition entitled Over the Fence… to the other side of the world explores the untold stories Britain’s nuclear test veterans. We’re having a special opening event featuring talks from the guest curators Becky Alexis-Martin and Wesley Perriman as well as a chance to look around the exhibition. Drop in for a look around the […]

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No Pride in War – Reflections on Pride

As part of our exhibition Peace OUT – exploring LGBTQ+ activism and peacemaking we invite you to No Pride in War – Reflections on Pride, an informal discussion event reflecting on this year’s Pride season. Join us on Thursday 5th September at The Peace Museum for this informal talk.  Speakers from The Peace Museum, Peace Pledge […]

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