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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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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Peace Not Prejudice – Bradford City of Peace

Any modern museum should keep one eye on the present as well as one on the past. The Peace Museum attempts to do this, by telling the stories of those that have tried to create a just and peaceful society and by posing the questions ‘What would you do?’ ‘What story would you tell?’

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Second Glance Exhibition

Second Glance: Alternative Narratives on Peace and Conflict is a response to the spirit of London 2012 and highlights the fact that sport has a long tradition of promoting peace. The exhibition showcases recently acquired works by The Peace Museum as well as loans from a private collection and Goldmark Gallery and includes internationally renowned […]

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A New Exhibition: Playing for Peace

Playing for Peace, an exhibition celebrating the role of sport in bringing together international communities, was launched in Coventry Cathedral on 4 October 2011. David Moorcroft, former 5000m world record holder and 2012 Ambassador for Coventry, opened the exhibition along with Nick Chavasse from Coventry Cathedral.

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