• St Patrick’s Day closure

    The museum will be closed on Friday 17th March for St Patrick's Day but to mark to the occasion here is a little shamrock from our archives... This is a...Read More

  • Coming Up, February 2017…

    Northern Ireland Museum Council and Playful Museums Launch the exciting programme for under 5s on Friday the 3rd of February. Playful Museums is coming...Read More

  • US 75

    This month marked the 75th anniversary of the arrival of American troops in Northern Ireland. To celebrate the anniversary and remember the importance of the...Read More

  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

    Holocaust Memorial Day was marked this year in the museum with a display of paintings by local artist Leslie Nicholl. A small selection of these paintings were...Read More

  • January Craft Day

    Craft-enthusiasts along with a youth group from the charity Brain Injury Matters, were fashioning pom-pom accessories in the museum. Wartime black-out...Read More

  • Launch of The Hartle Trail

    On Wednesday the 25th of January The GI Trail Northern Ireland launched its second heritage trail, retracing the steps of American troops in Antrim and...Read More

  • Holocaust Memorial Day

    We are marking Holocaust Memorial Day with a display of Holocaust inspired paintings by local artist Leslie Nicholl. Earlier this week, Mr Nicholl spoke to...Read More

  • Museum closure Thursday 26 January

    The museum will be closed until 12.15 pm today as we are hosting a reception at Belfast Harbour Office to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the arrival of...Read More

  • 75th anniversary of the arrival of US troops in Northern Ireland during the Second World War

    Throughout 2017 the Northern Ireland War Memorial (NIWM) is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the arrival of US troops in Northern Ireland during the...Read More

  • Holiday Closure

    The Northern Ireland War Memorial will be closed from 12.30 pm on the 23rd December 2016 to the 2nd January 2017. We will reopen as normal on Tuesday the 3rd...Read More

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    N is for Nurse

    Our current object of the month, now on display in the War Memorial gallery, is a cape that belonged to a nurse during the Second World War. The insignia...

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    N is for Nurse