The Peace Museum moves to Saltaire WHS

June 21, 2023 Published by Alex McCoskrie

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The Peace Museum in Bradford is moving to Saltaire World Heritage Site. The museum has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant for an exciting heritage project, IMAGINE: Creating The Peace Museum of the Future. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will create brand new public exhibition and engagement spaces at Salts Mill in Saltaire. The museum is aiming
to reopen to the public in summer 2024.

Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project will focus on creating engaging and accessible exhibitions, and developing a dedicated learning space in its new home. Opening in these new premises will create many more opportunities for visitors, researchers, and community groups to explore the diverse range of stories told by the museum’s collection.

The Peace Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated to peace, and holds a unique collection of international importance. With Salts Mill being a key Bradford landmark and located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, The Peace Museum team is confident that opening at this venue will allow a larger number of people to freely access peace history for the foreseeable future.

This perfectly complements and supports UNESCO’s founding objective of the promotion of peace, through using education, science and culture to build greater understanding between peoples and nations.

To donate to the Peace Museum, please click here.

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