The Peace Museum is a legacy project of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. It is an independent national institution dedicated to preserving the history of the country’s decade-long conflict and the story of the peace process, aimed at breaking the culture of silence around this part of the Sierra Leone’s history. This ensures the country learns the lessons necessary to prevent a recurrence, and that the memory of the war’s victims is kept alive.
The first phase of the Peace Museum consists of three components: a) The Introductory Exhibition features the work of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), war-relic artifacts, photos and stories of war amputees, war relic photos, contributions from the TRC’s National Vision Project and a documentary – Seeds of Justice – done by the International Center for Transitional Justice, b) The Archives is a resource for research into the nation’s conflict and features the records of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and TRC and c) The Memorial Garden, a place for reflection and remembrance. It features a Tent, Peace Pole, Green Space, tomb-like structures and the Peace Bridge.
Freetown New England Sierra Leone