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The museum is located in Piece Hall Yard, Bradford , West Yorkshire, UK. The Museum galleries occupy the top floor of one of Bradford’s many spectacular 19th century city centre buildings and  may be found just off Hustlergate, opposite Waterstones Bookshop and the City Vaults.

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Both Forster Square Railway Station and the Bradford Interchange (bus and rail terminal) are less than five minutes walk from the Museum and parking is available in several city centre car parks, again all of which are only a few minutes walk from The Peace Museum. The Broadway Shopping Centre is the closest car park. It costs £3.00 per day during the week. The Peace Museum cannot be held responsible if this changes. 

Staff are happy to advise with parking, call 01274 780241.

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Opening Hours

The Museum is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am till 4pm.

Entrance is free, but as we are a charity with no public funding or grant aid, we welcome visitor donations no matter how small.

We are open for  group visits, school visits, education work and to general visitors at alternative times (day, evenings and  weekends) by  appointment. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.

For 2018, a range of Saturday openings are also planned, see our events page for details.

Visits and Tours Programme

A visits and tours programme is available for adults and adult groups. Please download the information leaflet here to find out more.


Please note that the Museum is located up some 60 steps and the building does not have a lift. The Museum is located down a small street. The door is situated opposite the City Vaults pub and has a sign to indicate you have arrived. Please press the buzzer on the left hand side of the door to gain access. The Museum is located on the second floor. If you require assistance please ask a member of staff or call ahead.

We apologise that our current premises are not accessible. The future aim for the next phase of the museum’s development is to find new, fully accessible premises that will allow us to display more of our collection of artefacts, and provide the office, storage and working space we need to continue our status as an Accredited Museum. Importantly this will also help achieve the aim to be an accessible, inclusive and diverse museum.

If you have any additional access needs, large print interpretation is available for exhibitions and staff are able to assist with a visit. If you have any additional requirements that you would like to discuss prior to your visit, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate. You can ring us on 01274 780241 or email [email protected]

There is no safe provision for buggies or bicycles (there is a space downstairs but this is a shared space so is not secure). Please ask a member of staff if you require assistance in carrying anything up the stairs. A cloakroom is situated in the gallery where belongings can be stored at your own risk.


Visitors who wish to speak to staff regarding the collection or have enquiries are asked to book an appointment to guarantee that the relevant staff member is available to help them with their enquiry. Appointments can be made by contacting staff at [email protected]

Please note that objects sent to the museum unsolicited without pre-arrangement may not be kept and added to the collection. Should you wish to discuss the possibility of loaning or donating an item to The Peace Museum’s collection, please contact Charlotte Hall at [email protected]

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