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Museum, free entry

The Peace Museum

The Peace Museum


10 Piece Hall Yard,
(Opposite Waterstones) City Centre,


The Peace Museum occupies three small, unique galleries in one of Bradford’s many fine Victorian buildings. It is the only accredited museum of its kind in the UK. The Peace Museum is a member of the International Network of Museums for Peace.

The history of peace is often un-told. The Peace Museum highlights the stories of the countless number of people who have worked to bring an end to extremism, conflict, violence and inequality and who have attempted to create understanding, peace and cohesion.

The Peace Museum has a collection of some 7,000 items. They chart the history of Peacemakers and Peace-making, locally, nationally and globally.

Key exhibits relate to Nobel peace prize winners, women and men opposed to nuclear weapons, and local Bradford peacemakers. The Museum has on show a number of Nobel Peace Laureate Joseph Rotblat’s personal possessions and papers. We are delighted to have a Relay Torch from the London 2012 Olympics (courtesy of local Peacemaker and Torch bearer Brenda Thomson) on permanent display.

Displays in our temporary exhibition space change regularly; recent exhibitions include Playing for Peace - sport, peace and the Olympics, ‘Peace History is Her story Too: An Exhibition Celebrating Women’s Peace History’ and our current exhibition tells the often untold story of the Basque children of 1937.

We hope our exhibits inform visitors, encouraging thought, discussion and inspiration.

The Museum offers educational activities for children and young people within the museum galleries. These involve workshops, trails and guided tours. The Museum has also produced curriculum resources available for teaching which can be purchased from the shop. We welcome adult groups and community groups for general and guided visits.

Coach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome Host

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Access to museum: No lift available. 60 steps to museum. Toilets are on the same level as museum.

Opening details

The Museum is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 4pm. To confirm opening times please contact or telephone 01274 780241.


Free entry



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Map reference: SE 163331  Lat: 53.79453 Long: -1.75266

By Road:
From M606 take A6177 east. Then take A650 into city centre. Follow city centre signs and park where one can. Street parking is 70 metres away. Map also available on request on 01274 434009 and on the museum's website.

By Public Transport:
Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square Train Station are both five minutes walk from the museum.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Access to museum: No lift available. 60 steps to museum. Toilets are on the same level as museum.