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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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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Previous Exhibition: A force for peace? The History of European Cooperation

This exhibition featured a newly acquired 1919 copy of the Treaty of Versailles, objects relating to the League of Nations, the UN, and explored the development of the European Economic Community, which became the European Union. It provided information on the British referendum on Britain’s continued membership to the EU and presented arguments from both sides. […]

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Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Women’s rights

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and Women’s rights The time of the year is nearly approaching to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the WILPF.  In April 1915 a congregation of women from a range of backgrounds and cultures gathered together in an International Congress in The Hague as a reaction to the […]

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Peace History is Herstory Too: An Exhibition Celebrating Women’s Peace History.

A new exhibition opening at the Museum! EXTENDED by popular demand! Peace History is Herstory Too: An Exhibition Celebrating Women’s Peace History. To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, and the Centenary of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in April, the Peace Museum is proud to present an exhibition exploring the […]

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Travelling Exhibitions

Travelling Exhibitions The Peace Museum has five travelling exhibitions that are available for loan by an organisation/individual for the purposes of a short-term display. They cover various themes and topics and come in a range of different sizes. We do not charge for this service; however the borrower must cover postage and packaging costs. In […]

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‘Disobedient Objects’ at The V&A (26 July 2014 – 1 February 2015)

The Peace Museum is very proud to have loaned The V&A  one of its fantastic banners for its exhibition ‘Disobedient Objects’. The exhibition, which was launched on 26th of July, runs until the 1st of February 2015. “From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition will be the first to examine the powerful role of […]

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WWI Bradford Pals Badge – Object of the Fortnight 27/06/2014

HARRY ROBERTS’ BADGE Saturday 28 June is Armed Forces Day. The Peace Museum will be open for visitors and has a stall at City park as part of Bradford Council’s commemorative event. Find our stall to find out about the three types of poppies, Bradford COs and soldiers in WWI. Visit the Museum to explore our new WWI […]

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Refurbished Temporary Exhibition Area & Object of the Fortnight 11/06/2014

The temporary exhibition area has been refurbished. This area now consists of three mini-displays. The popular Sierra Leone: Building Peace after War display remains. Selected artwork by peace activist and artist Margaret Glover that relates to the theme of anti-nuclear also stays on display. The latest addition are personal effects belonging to the late Professor Joseph Rotblat. […]

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Peace Conference Sketches – Object of the Fortnight (06/05/2014)

PEACE CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD This year celebrates the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Peace Studies department at the University of Bradford. Last week, the University hosted its annual international peace conference and discussed the future directions and challenges for Peace Studies. This was alongside a Peace Jam event aimed at motivating young people to become active […]

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