The Museum was founded in 2013, and is run entirely by volunteers

It explores Palestinian culture, heritage and daily life...

Who we are:

  • An organisation of volunteers, with charitable goals and without political affiliations
  • From different backgrounds – of all faiths and none.


What we do:

Educate, inform and communicate...

The story of Palestine and its people

Host events

Such as talks, cultural exhibitions, films and seminars


... And promote the culture and heritage of Palestine


We are run entirely by volunteers

If you would like to join our team of volunteers; whether it be for half-day shifts or the various other ways of getting involved, then do check our 'Get Involved' page here, and contact us via email here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Pre-arranged weekday visits (Groups or Individuals):

Under certain circumstances, we will be able to arrange to open on other days as well.

For instance, if you are not local, and can’t come at these times, or if you are a school group or any ‘other organisation wanting to visit the Museum, this can be arranged.

Just let us know at least a couple of days in advance (for individuals), or two weeks in advance (for groups).


Events and Conferences:

We are also open for organising speakers, meetings, conferences, discussions and video conferences with people in Gaza and the West Bank.


Sign up to our mailing list

Subscribe to our newsletter here (below / to the right) to be kept informed of our upcoming events, or see the Events page here, our facebook page, and/or the board outside!


Feedback Presentation (5 min slideshow):

From visitors to our series of four events in 2015 called -


Photos, Opening and Creation of Museum: 

1. Corner Display in Museum

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2. At the Opening of the Museum, in June 2013

Professor Manuel Hassassian, Palestinian Ambassador in the UK on the right, with the Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Faruk Choudhury on the left, cutting the green ribbon together, declaring 'the Embassy and the Nakba Museum' (as it was then called) open.

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3. The museum being officially opened on 15th June 2013

By the Palestinian Ambassador, Professor Manuel Hassassien, and the Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Faruk Choudhury

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The Ambassador took the symbolic scissors, with key attached away with him, saying he would take them home and frame them

 4. The opening speeches:

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Creation of the Museum - June 2013

Two local community workers, Eddie and Rita, had the idea to set up a museum after Palestinians won ‘upgraded status’ at the United Nations. Over the years, other enthusiastic volunteers have come along to offer their time to support this endeavour.


So what were the main reasons for the Palestine Museum?

Eddie: “To educate the ordinary people about the truth and the facts, past & present, of the Palestinian people.”
Rita was the backbone of collecting, printing and laminating all of the photographic and factual material that forms the [display]. She was helped by volunteers to complete this mammoth task. Thankfully, there has been a growing band of volunteers, here in Bristol, who have gradually added to the content of the museum.”