The Gernika Peace Museum was founded in 1998 to document the history of the 1937 bombing of Gernika during the Spanish civil war. From 1999 to 2002, the museum expanded its mission to become the first museum in Spain to focus on the theme of peace. The goal of the museum is not to teach absolute truth, but to provide different ideas for achieving and maintaining peace. The museum’s permanent exhibit has three main foci: to explore definitions of peace and how peace flourishes in relationships between people; to teach the legacy of the Gernika bombing, the lessons taught by survivors, and instances of reconciliation and mediation around the world; and to encourage discussion on contemporary peace issues.
Gernika-Lumo Bizkaia Spain