The museum is part of the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy. This institute is unique among research centres throughout the world in that is combines training and practical work in conflict resolution with studying the entire range of global philosophical, scientific and spiritual traditions, together with the proactive search for global responsibility, peace and justice in our time. The institute is housed in the Castle of the Muses, on the shores of Loch Goil, where it is also home to the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for Ireland & Britain and for the Middle East, the Poseidon Seminars, and the Druid Peace Order, among many other organisations and projects.
The British & Commonwealth Peace Museum is a small private museum, dedicated to the quest for peace and understanding in the world. A peace based on mutual victory, understanding, enlightenment and beauty, not a peace based on humiliation and defeat of the “other”. The museum documents and exhibits all aspects of the search for peace between nations, people, religions and cultures both in history and ongoing. Their aim is to act as a scholarly research centre for peace and a living “museion” for peace research, to enable students and visitors to stay on retreat and see how peace might be feasible.
Each of the 9 large rooms of the castle is devoted to a particular Muse, and contains books, artefacts, paintings and sacred objects associated with the traditional archetypal energy of that Muse. They are also willing to house educational events and display appropriate memorabilia from the peace movements of Britain in an educational setting.