a view of the peace gallery on the 2nd floor of the museum in Leeds

Peace - Farewell to Arms?

This gallery is located within the War Gallery.

Farewell to Arms? has been created in conjunction with The Peace Museum, Bradford. It focuses on the idea of CONVERSION – from war to peace, from weapons and armour to useful tools or symbolic images.

The display explores the positive changes that have been – and are still being – made by individuals, groups and whole nations that choose to replace conflict with peace.

This is only a small selection of the items you can see in the gallery on the 2nd floor of the museum in Leeds.

Images shown without a Royal Armouries logo are the property and copyright of The Peace Museum and their copyright restrictions apply. For more details call The Peace Museum: 01274 434009.

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Did you know?

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What do the Jennings rifle, the Winchester 73 rifle, the Maxim machine gun and the Luger pistol have in common? – they all use the same basic toggle mechanism to lock the breech and operate in the same way as a knee or elbow joint.

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