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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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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Peace of Yorkshire: The Ridings in War and Peace

This exhibition (new in 2010) highlights the conflict and peace work across the county of Yorkshire – from early peace activists, peace societies and social reformers to the present day.  Using a thematic approach, it cites examples from many places throughout Yorkshire, touching on well known and also little known topics.

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Leeds: City for Peace

This exhibition explores peace history in the northern English city of Leeds, from early Quaker influences in the 17th century, to the formation of the Leeds Peace Society in the 19th century to the current day. 

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The A-Bomb and Humanity

This powerful exhibition examines the atomic bombing of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, focusing especially on how people were affected and how survivors responded to such unimaginable loss and destruction.

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