Palestine Museum and Cultural Centre, Bristol

4.2
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Who We Are and What We Do:

Who we are:

- A permanent exhibition of Palestinian culture, heritage and political life.

- 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, verifiable resources.

- Host Events: Talks, cultural exhibitions, films and seminars.

- Support the health, education, culture, economy and infrastructure of Palestine by raising funds, selling products, and promoting heritage.

- Engage with individuals, community groups, and organisations working in support of Palestine; based both inside and outside Palestine.

+ Normal visits:

Anyone can visit during our opening times at weekends

+ Group Visits:

We can arrange group visits during weekdays as well, by arrangement. (Please contact us in advance if interested).

+ Events:

We hold occasional events, often with speakers from the UK and around the Globe, as well as Skype conferences with people in Gaza and the West Bank, giving first hand testimony of the situation in Palestine.

+ Fair Trade Products:

We also sell various products, including Zaytoun Fair Trade Products (e.g. organic extra virgin olive oil, soaps, za'taar spices), crafts, books and more.

+ Library:

Visitors are also welcome to relax with a book from our Library, or we can show films and documentaries on request.

+ Entry is FREE (with any donations appreciated).

+ New volunteers are welcome.

If you are interested in getting involved please see our web page here for more details: http://palmuseumbristol.org/index.php/get-involved, or send an email to: info@palmuseumbristol.org

+Anti-racism statement:

Here at the PMCC, we are against racism and bigotry of any kind - including anti-Jewish (aka 'anti-Semitism'), and Islamophobia.

We also advocate equal human rights for all - especially for those who have fewer of them, and are oppressed.



+Opinions Expressed:

The opinions and views held or expressed by any individual members or volunteers in the Palestine Museum and Cultural Centre (PMCC) do not necessarily represent those of the PMCC or its committee. Furthermore, the views held or expressed of any other group or organisation that use other parts of the building at 27 Broad Street (including Arc Events), do not necessarily represent those of PMCC or its coordinating group.
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  • Really interesting and informative with friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Also some great fair trade Palestinian products like olive oil  more »
  • We discovered the wonderful little cultural centre and museum quite by chance while visiting Bristol a couple of years ago.Weve since been back several times with our grown up children and friends and...  more »
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  • A much needed walk in museum run solely by volunteers and free for visitors. The museum does a great job at making information regarding Palestine's history and its occupation accessible to everyone, by showing visual representations of the occupation as well as quotes by the likes of Nelson Mandela and Noam Chomsky that accurately describe the reality in Palestine. What was especially great in the museum, however, was the representation of Palestinian culture. There were beautiful displays of traditional Palestinian dresses, and insights into the different dresses worn in the different regions of Palestine as well the local foods and customs. This truly allows you to connect with a People that have become so sterilized and ostracised in the mainstream media, to the point where they are seen as political objects and not as a beautiful group of people who, despite continuously enduring so much hardships, have a rich and colourful culture as well as heritage. The museum truly allows you to delve and better understand the injustices occuring in Palestine, as well as appreciate the beautiful culture of its people.
  • Having spent time in the region, and having met actual Palestinian people, I thought this might be an opportunity to reminisce a little, but sadly not. This "museum" is little more than a lengthy anti-Israel (and occasionally antisemitic) diatribe in an interactive form, replete with false maps, false quotes, and false history. Definitely one to be avoided if you wish to learn about the many shades of grey in a tumultuous conflict.
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