The Museum was founded in 2013, and is run entirely by volunteers.
It explores Palestinian culture, heritage and political 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
Give a voice
To the Palestinian cause, with relevant and verifiable resources
Such as talks, cultural exhibitions, films and seminars
...And promote the culture and heritage of Palestine
With individuals, groups, and organisations in support of Palestine.
We are run entirely by volunteers
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.
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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
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.
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
4. The opening speeches:
Creation of the Museum - June 2013
Strong local believers in the Palestinian cause, 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 for the cause.
Eddie was one of the two million objectors against Britain joining the war against Iraq: “I was beside myself with grief – so helpless and angry but simmering away and inactive for far too long. I met up with other like-minded people, and then of course, beautiful Rita, the ultimate campaigner who luckily for me is also my partner.”
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 information centre. She was helped by volunteers to complete this mammoth task. Thankfully, there has been a growing band of supporters of Palestine, here in Bristol, who have gradually added to the content of the museum.”