The Peace Museum’s Successful Move with George Pickersgill & Sons

When Peace Museum needed to move locations, they turned to George Pickersgills for assistance. With our expertise and customised solutions, the museum was able to move all its valuable items and exhibition pieces safely and securely. 

This case study explores how we helped the museum achieve their goals and the specific solutions that were implemented to make it happen.

The Peace Museum is a unique institution that explores the history and the often untold stories of peace, peacemakers, social reform, and peace movements. The museum opened to the public in 1998 and is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2023. It is unique in that it is the only accredited museum of its kind in the UK, and it is a member of the International Network of Museums for Peace, with connections across the globe.

After receiving a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £245,651 for an exciting heritage project, the museum required new public exhibition and engagement spaces and Salts Mill in Saltaire was ideal.

When the museum needed to move to their new location, they turned to George Pickersgills, the removal experts for assistance.

The Challenge:
The Peace Museum’s move presented a unique set of challenges. The museum’s collection included fragile and valuable items that required special handling and care. Additionally, the museum’s previous location was in a city centre with limited parking and access, making logistics and transportation a significant concern.

The Solution:
The team worked closely with the Peace Museum to develop a customised plan that addressed their unique needs. The plan included:

  1. A team of experienced movers who were trained in handling fragile and valuable items with care
    Specialised equipment, such as vehicles and packing materials, to ensure that the museum’s collection remained safe and secure during transport
    A detailed logistics plan that considered the limited parking and access at both the previous and new museum’s location
    Clear communication between the museum and the team to ensure that everyone was on the same page throughout the move


The Results:

Thanks to the careful planning and execution of the move, the Peace Museum’s collection arrived at its new location safely and on schedule.

Whether you’re moving a museum collection or a family home, we have the experience and expertise to ensure a smooth and successful move. Contact us today to learn more about our removal services and how we can help you with your upcoming move.

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