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Learning, Education and Outreach at
the Peace Museum UK

The Peace Museum UK is unique. It is the only museum in the country dedicated to the history of peace and conflict. The history of peace is often an untold story. We attempt to tell this story through exploring the past and the present (the history of tomorrow) and suggesting how this may educate, inspire, commemorate and transform attitudes and behaviours.

There’s a lot going on at the Peace Museum at the moment. We are situated on two sites in Bradford. The Museum galleries in Piece Hall Yard, are closed until March, but for a good reason! We are redisplaying our collection with new stories and links being made, incorporating new QR technology, web-based information, blogs and handheld learning devices. Many new items will be on display, and we will have a temporary exhibition area where displays will change every few months. Our opening hours for the public will be Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 4pm and the second Saturday of each month from 10am to 3pm. Schools may book visits between 10am and 3pm on any weekday.

The Museum also has a brand new Education base at Bradford YMCA's state of the art youth facility Culture Fusion (see photographs below). The Peace Pod and Room are at the 'heart of the building'.

The first children to visit the building were Bowling Park Primary's Peacemakers and School Council. They came to devise a Friendship Charter for their school (a positive take on anti-bullying week) and they made a film about diversity and peace in the city. The Peace Museum will be working with over 1,250 children and young people between now and the end of term, both at the Museum and at Culture Fusion. We are also working in partnership with the YMCA and the Schools Linking Network and will be working in schools.

Our main theme this year is Peace, Sport and the Olympics, based on the Playing for Peace picture panels and a story based teacher's resource called Courage, Sport, Peace and Friendship. Playing for Peace has the Olympic Truce Inspired Mark. We are one of Bradford's Olympic Get Set associates, and have the privilege of being allowed to use the City's very own Olympic Mark – the Bradford Gold Award – on our SCPF and Playing for Peace resources. Every child and young person who is involved in this work receives a Bradford Gold medal!
You can find out more about the Peace Museum and what we are all about by visiting, following us on twitter @PeaceMuseumUK or on Facebook.

For information about what we can offer to schools or to purchase the Playing for Peace and SCPF resources, please email or contact Diane Hadwen on 07807348286.