Peace Museum UK
Peace Museum UK
The Peace Museum
10 Piece Hall Yard
(opposite Waterstones bookshop on Hustlergate)
The Peace Museum is the only museum dedicated to the history and (often untold) stories of peace, peacemakers and peace movements, in the UK. It was established in 1994.
We aim to engage, inform and inspire through:
•items in the the collection and exhibitions
•learning and education activities for all sectors of the community, schools, colleges and universities
•focusing on local, national and international people, events and stories
•posing questions about equality, diversity, cohesion, peace and non-violence
•telling untold stories of peacemakers and peacemaking.
The Museum asks visitors to consider peace and peacemaking as an active, as opposed to passive endeavour, a challenge and something that requires effort, asking “What could you do?” What story will you tell”
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10am - 4pm. Please press the buzzer to the left of the door to enter. Can open Mondays and Tuesdays for group and/or educational visits if booked in advance (group charges may apply - discuss with museum staff).
The Peace Museum has a collection of some 6,000 items. They chart the history of Peacemakers and Peace-making, locally, nationally and globally. Objects vary from literature, art work, posters, banners, photographs, letters, costume to badges etc.
Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Current objects on permanent display include: photographs and artwork by Kenneth Hockney (David Hockney's father); a Olympic Relay Torch and tracksuit carried and worn by local peace-maker and torch-bearer Brenda Thomson; a Kinder Transport suitcase telling the story of Jewish children escaping Nazism; personal belongings of Nobel Peace Prize winner Joseph Rotblat and Rwandan peace baskets.
Bradford Routes to Peace Heritage Trail
Bradford is an amazing place. Although life here (as in other places) has always had its challenges, local people have worked hard together to try and overcome them.
One challenge is for people to get along and to be able to hold and express their own views, while accepting that other people may have very different ideas and beliefs.
To tackle conflict and find non-violent solutions in difficult situations is another. Yet another challenge is to improve life for everyone, locally, nationally and globally. When we take up any of these challenges, we are involved in peace-making and could be called peacemakers.
Many Bradfordians have worked hard to find routes to peace believing that ‘…..together we can change the world!’
Their actions still affect our lives today and because of this their stories are ‘All Our Stories’.
Follow the Routes to Peace Heritage Trail to find out more. The trail is roughly 2.5 miles long and takes 90 minutes to walk at a steady pace. This trail is enhances using augmented reality mobile apps, powered by Aurasma.
- Ben Chalcraft and Diane Hadwen, Innovation and Cohesion Works, for the Peace Museum UK
- Innovation and Cohesion Works
How to obtain
Hard copies of the trail are available to pick up from the Peace Museum and other venues around BD1.
Choices: Then and Now
Choices Then and Now is a cross curricular approach to teaching about World War I and recent and current conflicts, considering the choices available to and made by people in response to key events and ‘days that changed the world’.
It comprises of a full colour booklet that provides a scheme of work, differentiated medium term plans and untold stories for primary, secondary and post sixteen students. There is an accompanying CD ROM resource bank, with a range of materials for teaching and learning. Choices Then and Now explores challenging issues, peace, conflict, extremism and resilience.
It considers the role of emerging technologies in influencing opinions and what we know about the world, asking students to evaluate the purpose and intention of the messages that may be found on the Internet and in the media.
- Written and produced for Bradford Metropolitan District and the Peace Museum UK by Diane Hadwen and Ben Chalcraft
- Diane Hadwen and Ben Chalcraft, Innovation and Cohesion Works
How to obtain
Limited hard copies available - contact Diane Hadwen at email@example.com.
Available to download for free from January 2014 www.choicesthenandnow.co.uk