Events

Dec
8
Sat
A December to Remember @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Dec 8 @ 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

A December to Remember

Free Family Event

Saturday 8th December 2018

10.30am to 4pm

Join us at the Northern Ireland War Memorial for Festive Fun with wartime games and toys. Learn how people celebrated Christmas under the restraints of rationing and try your hand in our lucky dip or have a go at cracking a secret Christmas message.

  • Listen to well-loved Christmas songs and singalong
  • Play with wartime games and toys
  • Sample our Ration recipe Christmas cake – made with dried eggs imported from the US

Apr
6
Sat
First Saturday Opening @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Apr 6 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday Opening

✨Exciting Announcement✨

The Northern Ireland War Memorial is excited to announce that it is starting to open on the first Saturday of every month from Saturday 6th April 2019, 12pm-4pm.

Visit us and learn all about Northern Ireland’s role in the Second World War. Listen to 1940’s music and play with wartime games and toys. Dress up in real wartime uniforms and helmets and take part in craft activities suitable for all ages.

Free Admission.

NIWM will be opened on the following dates from 12pm-4pm:

  • Saturday 6th April – First Saturday Opening
  • Saturday 4th May
  • Saturday 1st June
  • Saturday 6th July
  • Saturday 3rd August
  • Saturday 7th September
  • Saturday 5th October
  • Saturday 2nd November
  • Saturday 7th December

#niwarmemorial #NIWM #NIWMSatOpening

Apr
11
Thu
An evening with Mary Pat Kelly @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Apr 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

An evening with Mary Pat Kelly

An evening with Mary Pat Kelly, whose films and books on the US forces in Northern Ireland have won awards.

Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum on Thursday 11th April at 7pm.

Mary Pat Kelly will launch her new novel and be accompanied by American Jazz Singer Patti Mages as they weave songs and stories of the Second World War into the presentation.

All Welcome.

To find out more about the event, follow the link to Mary Pat Kelly’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marypatkelly2/

Northern Ireland War Memorial, 21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD

May
4
Sat
Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
May 4 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm

Visit us and learn all about Northern Ireland’s role in the Second World War. Listen to 1940’s music and play with wartime games and toys. Dress up in real wartime uniforms and helmets and take part in craft activities suitable for all ages.

Free Admission.

NIWM will be opened on the following dates from 12pm-4pm:

  • Saturday 4th May
  • Saturday 1st June
  • Saturday 6th July
  • Saturday 3rd August
  • Saturday 7th September
  • Saturday 5th October
  • Saturday 2nd November
  • Saturday 7th December

#niwarmemorial #NIWM #NIWMSatOpening

Jun
1
Sat
Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Jun 1 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm

Visit us and learn all about Northern Ireland’s role in the Second World War. Listen to 1940’s music and play with wartime games and toys. Dress up in real wartime uniforms and helmets and take part in craft activities suitable for all ages.

Free Admission.

NIWM will be opened on the following dates from 12pm-4pm:

  • Saturday 4th May
  • Saturday 1st June
  • Saturday 6th July
  • Saturday 3rd August
  • Saturday 7th September
  • Saturday 5th October
  • Saturday 2nd November
  • Saturday 7th December

#niwarmemorial #NIWM #NIWMSatOpening

Jul
6
Sat
Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Jul 6 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm

Visit us and learn all about Northern Ireland’s role in the Second World War. Listen to 1940’s music and play with wartime games and toys. Dress up in real wartime uniforms and helmets and take part in craft activities suitable for all ages.

Free Admission.

NIWM will be opened on the following dates from 12pm-4pm:

  • Saturday 4th May
  • Saturday 1st June
  • Saturday 6th July
  • Saturday 3rd August
  • Saturday 7th September
  • Saturday 5th October
  • Saturday 2nd November
  • Saturday 7th December

#niwarmemorial #NIWM #NIWMSatOpening

Aug
3
Sat
Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Aug 3 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm

Visit us and learn all about Northern Ireland’s role in the Second World War. Listen to 1940’s music and play with wartime games and toys. Dress up in real wartime uniforms and helmets and take part in craft activities suitable for all ages.

Free Admission.

NIWM will be opened on the following dates from 12pm-4pm:

  • Saturday 4th May
  • Saturday 1st June
  • Saturday 6th July
  • Saturday 3rd August
  • Saturday 7th September
  • Saturday 5th October
  • Saturday 2nd November
  • Saturday 7th December

#niwarmemorial #NIWM #NIWMSatOpening

Sep
2
Mon
Winning the War: Hurst, Film and Propaganda @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Sep 2 @ 2:00 PM – Sep 6 @ 3:15 PM

Winning the War: Hurst, Film and Propaganda

Film Screening of The Lion Has Wings from Monday 2nd September- Friday 6th September at 2pm (and on request)

In the days before the outbreak of the second world war Alexander Korda gathered three of the UK’s top film directors, including Belfast’s Brian Desmond Hurst, and secret plans were laid to prove that Britain could match Hitler on the big screen. The film was The Lion Has Wings and it propelled recruitment into the Royal Air Force and helped keep cinemas open when air-raids threatened their closure.

Filming commenced on 4 September 1939 the day after war was declared and Korda promised Churchill that he would ensure the rapid delivery of his film which proclaimed ‘This is Britain where we believe in freedom’. The film was released exactly 2 months after the declaration of war on 3 November 1939. Cinemas remained open and the RAF recruitment proved itself a year later in the Battle of Britain.

To mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of war, the Northern Ireland War Memorial will screen The Lion Has Wings (73 mins approx) at 2pm (and on request) throughout the week beginning 2nd September.

  • Free event
  • Tea and coffee will be served
  • Booking not required, but do let us know if you plan to bring a group

This is the first of a series of events over the next 5 years profiling Hurst’s films and propaganda and how his films played a part in the Second World War. This was a subject close to Hurst’s heart after the cruel slaughter of his Royal Irish Rifles comrades at Gallipoli in 1915. Hurst survived and war was the spark for this former linen workers creative genius which was later honed by the legendary John Ford in Hollywood.

The Lion Has Wings

Sep
3
Tue
This country is at war: 80 years on @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Sep 3 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This country is at war: 80 years on

Tuesday 3rd September

11.00am – 12.00pm or 2.00pm-3.00pm

On 3rd September 1939 Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced that the British deadline for the withdrawal of German troops from Poland had expired. Mr Chamberlain continued: “I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received and consequently this country is at war with Germany.”

Visit the Northern Ireland War Memorial on 3rd September 2019 for a 30-minute tour of the museum which will highlight objects in the collection relating to Air Raid Precautions, industry, the Ulster Home Guard, the Belfast Blitz and the presence of US Forces in Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

Grab a coffee-to-go and join a 30-minute walking tour of the Cathedral Quarter along streets which were destroyed in the Belfast Blitz. This tour will be complemented by photographs held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) which is the official archive for Northern Ireland.

The Northern Ireland War Memorial is working in partnership with PRONI to offer this event.

Northern Ireland War Memorial

21 Talbot Street,

Belfast,

BT1 2LD

028 9032 0392

Sep
7
Sat
Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Sep 7 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm

Visit us and learn all about Northern Ireland’s role in the Second World War. Listen to 1940’s music and play with wartime games and toys. Dress up in real wartime uniforms and helmets and take part in craft activities suitable for all ages.

Free Admission.

NIWM will be opened on the following dates from 12pm-4pm:

  • Saturday 4th May
  • Saturday 1st June
  • Saturday 6th July
  • Saturday 3rd August
  • Saturday 7th September
  • Saturday 5th October
  • Saturday 2nd November
  • Saturday 7th December

#niwarmemorial #NIWM #NIWMSatOpening

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