• Visitor Notice July Closure

    Please note that the NI War Memorial gallery will be closed from 10th July to 15th July. The gallery will reopen as normal on Thursday 16th...Read More

  • Amended gallery hours this Friday

    Visitors please note that the NIWM gallery will open at the earlier time of 9.00 am on Friday 26 June, with last admission at 3.00 pm. RAF...Read More

  • Today is the 75th anniversary of Churchill’s finest hour speech

    75 years ago today, 18 June 1940 House of Commons. Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) became Prime Minister in 1940, leading an all-party war...Read More

  • Don’t be Alarmed!

    On Saturday 4th July 2015 you may hear an Air Raid Siren sounding in East Belfast at about 11am. Don't run to the Air Raid shelters! Instead, run to Bloomfield...Read More

  • Opening times on Thursday 11 June 2015

    Visitors should note that the museum will only be open later to the public from 3.00pm to 6.00pm on Thursday 11 June. The normal operating hours of 10.00am to...Read More

  • Bank Holiday closure

    The Northern Ireland War Memorial will be closed on Monday 25 May 2015 for the Spring Bank Holiday, but will reopen on Tuesday 26 May as...Read More

  • National Drawing Day Saturday 16th May

    Take part in Drawing Day, a nationwide event, when families are invited to draw in the Northern Ireland War Memorial gallery. Come and be inspired by...Read More

  • A Weekend of Events at the Northern Ireland War Memorial

    Thank you to everyone who came along to our events this weekend, making our VE Day commemorations such a success! The gallery was visited by 70 people on...Read More

  • NIWM documentary on Northern Visions TV

    On Wednesday 13 May 2015, Northern Visions TV will broadcast a twelve minute documentary on the 70 anniversary of VE Day. This will be viewable on freeview...Read More

  • Coverage of the NIWM VE Day event

    NIWM with The Big Lunch commemorated VE Day in the gallery yesterday afternoon, here is coverage of the event in today's Belfast Telegraph. When war finally...Read More

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    J is for James Joseph Magennis VC

    James Joseph Magennis was the only man from Northern Ireland to be awarded a Victoria Cross in the Second World War. On 31 July 1945, his midget submarine,...

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    James Joseph Magennis portrait