We visit the tucked away Bristol museum dedicated to Palestine

It's the only museum of its kind in Europe

Tucked away in Broad Street, Bristol's Palestine Museum & Cultural Centre is a permanent exhibition of Palestinian heritage, culture and life.

The museum was opened in June 2013 - after Palestinians won 'upgraded status' at the United Nations - by local community workers Eddie and Rita to educate "ordinary people about the truth and the facts, past & present, of the Palestinian people," and is the only museum of its kind in Europe.

The museum covers Palestinian history from the late 19th century to current-day events. The exhibit includes unique photographs and clothing from Palestine and a display about Bristol's activism. There is also a selection of fair trade Palestinian products for sale, including olive oil, dates, za'atar and unique handicrafts.

The Palestine Museum is free and run by volunteers. It's open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 6pm and weekdays upon special request (at least a couple of days' notice for individual visits and two weeks in advance for groups).

A bit more than one hour is needed to appreciate all the details of the museum. Unfortunately, there are only stairs leading to the museum, making it not wheelchair-friendly.

Here are 43 images from our visit to the Palestine Museum & Cultural Centre:

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