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The Peace Museum

The Peace Museum

In light of COVID-19, there may be some disruptions to opening hours; please check with attractions, museums, galleries, libraries, leisure centres, theatres, and accommodation providers before travelling.


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


The Peace Museum currently 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.

The museum is currently closed in order to prepare for relocation, but key previous exhibits have related to modern day peaceful protests, Conscientious Objectors, Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, and Bradford as a city of peace. Past temporary exhibitions have included 'Peace after Partition', 'Remembering the Kindertransport: A tale of two suitcases' and 'A force for peace? The history of European Cooperation'.

We also have three free online exhibitions currently available to view: ‘Peace Out’, ‘Bombs Away’, and ‘Peace and Pandemic’. These can be accessed through our website. We hope our exhibitions inform visitors, encouraging thought, discussion and inspiration.

The Museum also offers educational activities for children and young people. These usually involve workshops, trails and guided tours. While we are closed, we are continuing to deliver our educational programme in schools; sessions can be booked via our website.

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

Temporarily closed to prepare for relocation. We miss all our visitors and cannot wait to welcome you back. In the meantime, we have lots of digital content coming your way! Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Free entry



See location of The Peace Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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.