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About thepeacemuseumuk

THE ONLY MUSEUM OF ITS KIND IN THE UK. Preserving and enhancing the heritage of the peace movement, we provide inspiring opportunities for people to engage with concepts of peace, cohesion and conflict resolution. Artefacts,education, exhibitions, resources for teaching and learning. We use creative activities linked to the National Curriculum and RE and incorporate 21st Century emerging technology, to facilitate interaction with our collection, artefacts and archive material. Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England www.peacemuseum.org.uk twitter @PeaceMuseumUK Email: learning@peacemuseum.org.uk info@peacemuseum.org.uk Tel 44 01274 434009 44 01274 780241

Conscientious Objectors – Friendship

6,000 men in the United Kingdom were imprisoned during the First World War for refusing to fight. The majority of these ‘conscientious objectors’ (COs) were ordered into the fighting services or forced to join the Non-Combatant Corps (NCC), but 1,500 refused … Continue reading

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Embrace The Base

Women first heard that an ‘Embrace the Base’ protest was planned because of a chain letter (so different from today when an e-mail or Facebook message can reach thousands instantly).  An unsigned letter advertising the Embrace the Base action was … Continue reading

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Nonviolent Direct Action

Peace campaigners speak out for issues that are important to them and try to bring about change without using violence. Although peace campaigners use traditional ways of speaking out such as displaying posters and banners and signing petitions, some peace … Continue reading

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Remembrance Is Not Enough

Remembrance Is Not Enough Thalia Campbell made this banner as a reminder that there are things that we can to do if we want to build a more peaceful world.  Thalia has been active in the peace movement throughout her … Continue reading

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Conscientious Objectors

The term ‘conscientious objector’, or ‘CO’ for short, was first used during the First World War to describe those who refused to fight in the armed forces on moral grounds. In 1916, conscription was introduced, meaning that all young men … Continue reading

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Remembrance

This section of the museum refers to the idea of Remembrance – that is remembering those who have died in wars throughout history.  The idea of remembrance grew out of the First World War as something had to be done … Continue reading

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