British & Commonwealth Peace Museum – Lochgoilhead, Scotland

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 “€œother”€. 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.

Castle of the Muses, Carrick Castle, Loch Goil
Lochgoilhead PA24 8AG, Argyll & Bute, Scotland /

Directorate of Anfal Museum, Iraq

The Directorate of Anfal Museum was built in 2012 as a result of the al-Anfal Campaign against the Kurdish people (and other non-Arab populations) in northern Iraq. This campaign was led by the Ba’athist Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and headed by Ali Hassan al-Majid in the final stages of Iran-Iraq War in 1988. The Anfal campaign included the use of ground offensives, aerial bombing, systematic destruction of settlements, mass deportation, firing squads, and chemical warfare, which earned al-Majid the nickname of Chemical Ali. 4000 villages were destroyed and 182.000 people lost their lives. The campaign has been characterized as genocidal in nature.

The museum’s goal is to commemorate and condemn this genocide, helping family victims, preventing the repetition of such a crime, and working for peace.

Banimaqan Chamchama
00964 Chamchamal Sulaimaniyah Kurdistan

Yi Jun Peace Museum, The Netherlands

The Yi Jun Peace Museum preserves a historical Korean site and the works of Yi Jun, commemorates his death during The Hague Peace Conference in 1907, and provides education on peace and justice.

The Yi Jun Peace Museum was formerly known as De Jong Hotel, at the time of the second Hague Peace Conference (15/6/1907 – 18/10/1907). During the conference, the Korean patriot Yi Jun stayed at this hotel with the mission to attend the conference, and to protect Korea from Japan’s attempt to annexation. Yi Jun however, failed to gain admittance to the conference due to Japanese objection. On the morning of 14 July 1907. Yi Jun was found dead in his hotel room, cause unknown and mysterious…
In remembrance of Yi Jun, the museum is maintained as a historical monument. After renovations of the hotel building, the Yi Jun Peace Museum was opened on 5 August 1995.

Wagenstraat 124a
2512 BA, The Hague, the Netherlands

+31 70 356 2510


Women4Nonviolence, Norway

Women for Non Violence in Peace and Conflict Zones is designed to inform civilian and military survivors of gender-based violence about the welfare of those affected, especially in armed conflict and unstable regions of the world. The main vision is to create a survivors’ network and working committees aided by communication platform to bridge Northern and Southern region survivors of SGBV.

The Women4Nonviolence website was created initially in response to both civilian and mililtary survivor groups who wished to catch up on the latest developments regarding UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security (and allied resolutions) and their impact at The Hague. The site also intends to facilitate communication with its users globally to initiate and to catalyze positive action.

Oslo, Norway +47 97 00 28 19

London, United Kingdom +44 07752 411458

Honolulu, Hawaii +1 808 627 5772

Tokyo, Japan +81 090 3676 1079

Tehran Peace Museum, Iran

The Tehran Peace Museum promotes a culture of peace, by offering awareness programs about the consequences of war. The museum coordinates a peace education program that holds workshops on humanitarian law, disarmament, tolerance, and peace education. At the same time, it hosts conferences on the culture of peace, reconciliation, international humanitarian law, disarmament, and peace advocacy.

Currently housed in a building donated by the municipality of Tehran within the historic city parc, the Tehran Peace Museum is as much an interactive peace center as a museum. The Iranian secretariat of the international organisation Mayors for Peace is also housed in this building. Additionally, the museum maintains a documentation centre for the individual stories of victims of warfare and its library includes a collection of literature spanning topics from international law to the implementation of peace to oral histories of veterans and victims of war.

North Gate – Parke Shahr
Tehran, Iran

Stichting Cast Lead, The Netherlands

Cast Lead is an art initiative opposed to violence. Its weapons are theatre, the arts and common sense. They aim to connect current manifestations at excessive violence to cities that have been the target of horrific bombardements themselves and have found a way of commemorating these events in a special way.

Amsterdamse Veerkade 84
2512 DJ, The Hague, The Netherlands


Lepelstraat 1, The Hague, The Netherlands

Plea for Peace Project and Musical, South Africa

The Plea for Peace Project and Musical is an initiative to promote nonviolence as the option towards conflict resolution and understanding, in pursuit of lasting and sustainable peace. It comprises of:

  • a musical: a set of poetic writings about Mahatma Gandhi, Nobel Peace Prize laureates and peace activists set to music, performed by school children;
  • an online petition, calling for the Norwegian Nobel Institute to declare Mahatma Gandhi Honorary Nobel Peace Laureate;
  • several peace clubs for students and teachers to learn about historical, political and social aspects of Nobel Peace laureates and peace activists, and to promote a lifestyle of nonviolence.

The Peace Clubs achieve their goals by various activities, such as the monthly celebration of a peace laureate or activist. During each month they research that person’s life and background, and reflect on their own lives. The clubs are already operative in a number of high schools in Cape Town. Internationally, informal collaborations have started with individuals and institutions in Colombia, Israel, Palestine, Mexico and USA.

Peace Museum Vienna, Austria

Peace Museum Vienna attempts to conduct peace education through the lives of its Peace Heroes. These heroes include historic as well as contemporary figures who spent their lives either promoting peace through their profession such as Johan Galtung or practiced peace and nonviolence as their main strategy for a peaceful life such as Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela.We plan to extend our peace education efforts to schools in Vienna.

We intend to expand our initiative “Windows for Peace” to a minimum of 20 cities and include 5000 Peace Heroes worldwide by 2020.

Peace Museum Vienna
Blutgasse 3/1
1010 Vienna, Austria
Liska Blodget –  Founder and President of Peace Museum Vienna   +43 676 644 8191
Ali Ahmad –  Director of Peace Museum Vienna   +43 664 942 1387
Wilfried Janko –  Board member of Peace Museum Vienna   +43 699 152 75003

Nobel Peace Center, Norway

The Nobel Peace Center presents the Nobel Peace Prize and its ideals. It is an arena where culture and politics merge to promote involvement, debate and reflection around topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution.

The center presents the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work, in addition to telling the story of Alfred Nobel and the other Nobel prizes. This is done using multi media and interactive technology (for which it has achieved international recognition), exhibitions, meetings, debates, theater, concerts and conferences, as well as a broad educational program and regular guided tours.

The Nobel Peace Center current exhibitions are included in our exhibitions section.

Oslo, Norway

+ 47 48 30 10 00