• We’re recruiting!

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  • National Friendship Day US

    National Friendship Day US Sunday 2nd August 2020 marks National Friendship Day in the US which seeks to celebrate friendships old & new. One of...Read More

  • Magennis VC – 75th anniversary of Operation Struggle

    Magennis VC - 75th anniversary of Operation Struggle Last Friday 31st July 2020 was the 75th anniversary of Operation Struggle, the action in which...Read More

  • Sweet Rationing 1942

    Sweet Rationing 1942 On the 26th July 1942, sweets were added to the growing list of foods on the ration. A 2oz weekly restriction applied to all...Read More

  • Interviewee of the Month – Betty McIlwaine

    Interviewee of the Month - Betty McIlwaine Once a month, we highlight a person who has contributed an important wartime story to our oral history...Read More

  • NIWM Copper Frieze – Sections J & K

    NIWM Copper Frieze - Sections J & K The final sections of the hammered copper frieze (J & K) highlight the shipyards in Belfast during the...Read More

  • NIWM Copper Frieze – Sections H & I

    NIWM Copper Frieze - Sections H & I Today we are highlighting Sections H and I of the hammered copper frieze by James McKendry. The first section...Read More

  • Tea Rationing – 9th July 1940

    Tea Rationing - 9th July 1940 During the Second World War, food shortages led to the introduction of rationing. In January 1940 everyone received a...Read More

  • NIWM Copper Frieze – Sections F & G

    NIWM Copper Frieze - Sections F & G The lower half of the McKendry frieze (sections F - K) reflects the home front in Northern Ireland during the...Read More

  • NIWM Copper Frieze – Section E

    NIWM Copper Frieze - Section E Section E Section E of the McKendry frieze focuses on the departure of US forces from Northern Ireland. Three GIs can be...Read More

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    Object of the Month – December 2019

    Object of the Month - December 2019 No prizes for anyone who guessed that Object of the Month for December would have a festive theme! Below are...

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