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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‘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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Object of the Fortnight 10/04/2014

LIBERIAN BRASS CROSS The Museum has had plenty of changes recently. Behind the scenes, the Museum welcomed Shannen Lang (education and collections intern). On the gallery floor, it has all hands on deck last week to redisplay the popular Margaret Glover exhibition and to install a display called ‘Sierra Leone: Building peace after war’ (both […]

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New Exhibition! Margaret Glover: ‘Images of Peace’

 EXHIBITION OF THE FORTNIGHT Happy New Year! The first object blog of 2014 is not about one object but the many objects making up our latest temporary exhibition, ‘Margaret Glover: Images of Peace’. Margaret Glover is a Quaker who is also a contemporary artist and peace activist.  She combines her two passions (art and peace) through her artwork. […]

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Communities Together – Build a Bridge – Holocaust Memorial Day 2013

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) commemorations will take place on the 27th January  across the UK. Bradford Remembers, the annual gathering of people from across the local District to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and all genocides, will take place this year at Bingley Arts Centre on the 25th January. The theme for 2013 is […]

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Black History Month – Black Peacemakers

  The Museum has a new collection of pen and ink drawings donated by the artist William Dawson. They are currently on display in our temporary exhibition area and feature Black artists and activists. Come and have a look and try our new ‘Why Me?’ quiz, available  on our hand held devices  (from the 1st […]

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New Era for The Peace Museum

The Peace Museum re-opened Wednesday, 7th March with the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Naveeda Ikram, cutting a green ribbon to officially launch the newly refurbished museum.  Over 60 guests attended the opening to help usher in a new era for the museum and the Bradford Peacemakers, pupils from four different schools in and around Bradford, helped […]

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The Peace Museum Re-opens

The Peace Museum is now open to the public once more. We are really looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the revamped museum so we hope to see you soon! Our new opening hours are currently as follows: Thursdays and Fridays 10am -4pm. You can also visit at other times by appointment and group […]

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