Find out what life was like in Northern Ireland during the Second World War!
Our Education and Outreach department runs a range of visits, activities and workshops for school and adult groups.
PRIMARY SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
Our Primary school visits run throughout term time and usually take place on Tuesday – Friday mornings.
Visits begin with a short talk (approximately 30 mins) about Northern Ireland in WW2 and is accompanied by photographs, audio and exhibits from our handling collection. After the talk the group makes its way to the exhibition where the pupils are given a quiz sheet to complete while looking around the exhibition. The class will get the chance to try on wartime uniforms and pose to get their photograph taken! For the final part of the visit the class will play a WW2 boardgame. The visits generally take about two hours.
All visits can be tailored to meet the needs of the class.
To assist school groups to visit the Home Front Exhibition a travel grant of up to £100 per group is available.
To book a school visit please contact the Education Officer
SECONDARY SCHOOL VISITS
Secondary schools are welcome to book a visit, however we can only accommodate groups of up to 35 people due to space restrictions. If you would like to book a visit for your secondary school class please contact the Education Officer
ADULT GROUP VISITS
The War Memorial offers guided tours and talks for community and voluntary groups by arrangement with the Education Officer. A guided tour of the exhibition can be complimented with a short talk and film showing on a variety of subjects.
- The Belfast Blitz
- Rationing and Make do and Mend
- 8th Belfast Anti Aircraft Regiment
- The US Forces in NI 1942-1944
Visits usually last between 1 hour to 1 ½ hours but can be adapted to suit the needs of individual groups. Normally visits take the form of a friendly welcome from the Education Officer in the foyer, the group will then be invited to look round the exhibition with the Education Officer guiding the tour and answering any questions. Depending on the size of the group the film will be shown either downstairs in the gallery or upstairs in the conference room (larger groups).
Visits usually take place in the afternoons on Tuesdays – Fridays. If these sessions do not suit, morning, evening or weekend sessions can be arranged.
To book a visit please contact the Education Officer