The Peace Museum is a charity and does not receive any government funding or local authority funding. In order to enable the museum to extend and develop its investment in access, education, community outreach, research, acquisitions and conservation we must generate significant additional income. This is achieved through raising money from the private sector through sponsorships, grants and individual donations. Even the smallest donation makes a difference.
New Premises Appeal
Since opening 20 years ago, in recent years we have seen a considerable expansion of our exhibitions, more demand for our education programmes alongside record-breaking visitor figures. The Museum is now seeking a new home for the next 20 years and beyond to create a more visible, accessible and spacious museum for everyone.
To find out more about the appeal and read our recent Business Plan, email [email protected]
Read our Annual Report 2018 here.
Here’s how your support could help the museum;
|£10||Could cover a volunteer’s travel expenses for one day.||The Peace Museum’s volunteers help with care for the collection, greet visitors in the galleries and support special events.|
|£20||Could cover hospitality costs for visitors at a special event.||In 2017, The Peace Museum hosted over 20 special events. That’s hundreds of cups of tea and biscuits! Our evening and weekend events are important as they allow people to visit who cannot come during our usual opening hours.|
|£70||Could cover the printing costs of 2,000 Museum leaflets.||As we raise awareness about The Peace Museum through outreach events and marketing opportunities, a constant supply of Museum leaflets are needed to help spread the word.|
|£150||Could cover the wages for the staff needed to open The Peace Museum to the public for one day.||In 2016, The Peace Museum increased its open days from 1 day to 3 days a week. In 2017, we welcomed just over 2,115 visitors to the Museum. Donations help us maintain these opening hours and hopefully extend them further in the future.|
|£500||Could cover the annual cost for volunteer expenses.||Volunteers are essential, offering additional support to staff and assisting with the day-to-day running of The Peace Museum so it can continue its work and providing its services.|
|£600||Could cover the amount spent yearly on conservation equipment
Could cover the yearly cost of exhibition materials.
|Specialist conservation equipment is needed to preserve our collection of over 7,000 unique artefacts relating to peace history, peace-makers and peace movements for future generations.
The Peace Museum’s temporary exhibitions showcase artefacts which otherwise would remain in storage. It has 6 temporary exhibitions planned in 2018 on a variety of peace-related themes from art-based exhibitions about arms fairs and the refugee crisis to WW1 peace history exhibitions.
|£1,000||Could cover the amount spent annually on peace education materials and activities.||Due to high levels of engagement with children and young adults, The Peace Museum constantly needs to replenish materials for peace education workshops and to provide family activities. In 2017, our schools programme engaged with nearly 900 children, a figure that will increase significantly in 2018.|
|£1,500||Could cover the costs allocated to staff training.||The Peace Museum’s core staff are responsible for specialist areas of the Museum’s operations and they attend training workshops and conferences throughout the year to further professionalise and specialise to help develop The Peace Museum.|
|£3,000||Could cover a costs of a project to develop an element of The Peace Museum.||In 2017, this amount enabled The Peace Museum to develop a successful Key Stage 2 school programme of peace education workshops that cover National Curriculum subjects. The popular ‘Poppies, Remembrance and War Horses’ workshop was delivered to over 300 children in November 2017 alone! The Peace Museum is keen to develop a KS3 programme. A donation of this size could facilitate this.|
|£4,000||Could cover the annual budget for publicity expenses||The Peace Museum publicises and markets itself through its newsletter, leaflets, adverts and marketing stalls at events. This is important as it attracts new visitors, raises awareness about us and broadens our reach into more communities beyond Bradford and across the region.|
|£13,000||Could cover the wages of our Admin Assistant AND Marketing and Press Assistant throughout 2018||These two part-time roles are essential to the running of The Peace Museum and supporting our core work.
The Admin Assistant duties involve dealing with bookings and invoices, tracking engagement figures, managing the office budget and processing donations.
The Marketing and Press Assistant is responsible for raising awareness about the Museum by developing The Peace Museum’s website and social media presence, marketing upcoming exhibitions and events, and supporting day to day activities.
|£22,000||Could cover 12 months’ salary for our Curator on 35 hours per week
Could cover 12 months’ salary for our Learning and Engagement Officer on 35 hours per week
|The Peace Museum’s Curator preserves and cares for our collection of over 7,000 unique artefacts, manages and curates our temporary exhibition programme and researches the collection and peace history.
The Peace Museum’s Learning and Engagement Officer manages and delivers the peace education programme to schools, community engagement events and outreach activities in the local area and beyond.
|£25,000+||A donation of this size or more could allow The Peace Museum to move to bigger and better premises.||After 20 years at Piece Hall Yard in Bradford, The Peace Museum has outgrown the premises. If you would like your donation to specifically help us relocate to a new home, please contact Shannen Lang (Learning and Engagement Officer) ([email protected])|
How to Donate to The Peace Museum
There are a number of ways that you can donate to The Peace Museum:
- PayPal– Click the ‘Donate Today’ button on the top right of this page. Please note that Paypal takes a percentage of the amount we receive of your donation as a Transaction Fee.
- Cheque – please send a cheque payable to The Peace Museum to The Peace Museum, 10 Piece Hall Yard, Bradford, BD1 1PJ. If you wish to apply Gift Aid, please complete and return the Donation Form along with the cheque.
- Standing Order – please complete and return the Standing Order Form (noting how much and at what frequency) to The Peace Museum, 10 Piece Hall Yard, Bradford, BD1 1PJ. The Peace Museum team will then forward this onto your bank manager along with our details to set it up.
- BACS/Money Transfer – if you wish to transfer your donation directly to the Museum, please send your request to [email protected] and a member of staff will contact you with the relevant information.
- Visit the Museum – donations can be made in person. Check our opening times on the Visit/Contact page.
- Just Giving – You can donate via our Just Giving text account. Simply text PMUK16 £3 (amount can be changed, place £ followed by the amount) to 70070.
Let your life speak to future generations. A gift in your Will would help others share your understanding of peace.
‘Peace work does not hit headlines but here, in one place, there is rich evidence of so much hard work over so many years by so many people working for a fairer and less violent world.’ – Bruce Kent
You can help the museum achieve its aspirations:
- Expand into larger accessible premises
- Invest in contemporary exhibition technology to enhance the visitor experience
- Pump prime new museum projects
Further information regarding legacies can be found here: Legacy Leaflet 2017
Gift Aid is a simple way to make your donation tax effective and increases the value of your gift by 25% if you are a UK taxpayer. Simply indicate you would like to Gift Aid your donation and provide your full address when sending in your cheque/standing order form and Gift Aid will be applied. The downloadable forms above for cheque and standing order donations have a gift aid section on them.
The Peace Museum team thanks for your support.