The Peace Museum explores the history and the often untold stories of peace, peacemakers, social reform and peace movements. It occupies three small galleries in one of Bradford’s many fine Victorian buildings. It is unique in that it is the only accredited museum of its kind in the UK. 

Our Mission

The Peace Museum:

  • Tells the stories of peace, peacemakers, and the peace movement
  • Honours the history of ‘people of peace’ – every object tells a story of someone who has tried to make the world more peaceful
  • Is a resource for future peace-making
  • Has local, regional, national and international reach aiming to tell diverse stories of peacemakers

Our Values

The Peace Museum:

  • Is rooted in the collection of over 7,000 objects
  • Values teamwork, collection action and community engagement
  • Aims to be diverse, inclusive and accessible
  • Supports peace-making in all its forms by telling the stories of peacemakers

We aim to engage and inspire through:

  • Items in the collection
  • Exhibitions
  • Creative learning and education activities for schools and for all sectors of the community
  • Exploring local, national and international events
  • Posing questions about equality, diversity, cohesion, peace and non-violence
  • Telling untold stories of peacemakers and peace-making
  • Telling the stories of peace-makers now who campaign on modern issues, showing peace-making as an active endeavour

Our Visitors will:

  • Discover themed exhibitions about peace and peacemakers derived from the largest accredited collection of peace artefacts and stories in the UK
  • Be challenged to think differently about violence and non-violent responses to it
  • Learn about experiences of conflict and peace, here and abroad
  • See that peace-making is an active endeavour and learn about people who are still working to make the world a more peaceful place
  • Encounter knowledgeable, available and enthusiastic staff and volunteers
  • Discover a hidden gem