What’s On

Nov
25
Mon
Book launch of ‘Petticoat Pilots: Biographies and Achievements of Irish Female Aviators, 1909-1939’ by Michael Traynor @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Nov 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Book launch of ‘Petticoat Pilots: Biographies and Achievements of Irish Female Aviators, 1909-1939’ by Michael Traynor

Monday 25th November – 7pm to 9pm

On Monday 25th November, Michael Traynor will launch his book ‘Petticoat Pilots: Biographies and Achievements of Irish Female Aviators, 1909-1939‘ at the Northern Ireland War Memorial.

The book will be launched by Dr Wendy Austin MBE and the evening will be hosted by aviation historian and author, Guy Warner.

The book is the result of eight years research and comprises 205,000 words on 650 pages divided into two volumes. The detailed index extends to 45 pages. There are 773 photographs most of them are from private family collections and never before been published. It is being offered at a special discounted price of £45 for both volumes purchased on the night. The Foreword is provided by President Michael D. Higgins.

Please see the attached leaflet for a blurb of the publication and for further info.

To RSVP please email traynormichael0@gmail.com.

Northern Ireland War Memorial

21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD

Dec
7
Sat
The Festive Forties @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Dec 7 @ 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The Festive Forties

Free Family Event

Saturday 7th December – 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.

  • Play with wartime games and toys
  • Listen to well-loved Christmas songs and singalong
  • Sample our ration recipe Christmas cake – made with dried eggs

Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum

21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD

Mar
12
Thu
First World War collections in the Northern Ireland War Memorial @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Mar 12 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

First World War collections in the Northern Ireland War Memorial

Thursday 12th March 2020

7pm- 9pm

The Northern Ireland War Memorial and the First World War.

Alan Freeburn (Collections Officer) from the Northern Ireland War Memorial will talk about the museums First World War collections.

This talk will be proceeded by the Annual General Meeting of the Antrim and Down Branch of the Western Front Association.

This is a FREE event, however booking is required. Tickets can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/first-world-war-collections-in-the-northern-ireland-war-memorial-tickets-94176154413?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

May
8
Fri
POSTPONED Victory Party at the Museum @ Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
May 8 @ 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

______________________________________________________________

The Northern Ireland War Memorial closed to the public on Monday 16th March 2020 until further notice. This decision was taken in the interest of staff, visitors and volunteers as the the COVID-19 outbreak continues.

As a result, we have POSTPONED all our VE Day events that were due to take place in May 2020. 

______________________________________________________________

Victory Party at the Museum

Friday 8th May 2020

10.30am – 4.30pm 

Join us for a family fun day at the museum with wartime entertainment and food reflecting the 1940s.

This will be an intergenerational event with learning activities for all ages.

Dress up in 1940s uniforms and have a souvenir photograph taken using green-screen technology. Take part in various craft activities, suitable for all ages to enjoy.

A Piper will play Battle’s O’er at 3pm.

POSTPONED Victory at the Cathedral! @ Belfast Cathedral
May 8 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

______________________________________________________________

The Northern Ireland War Memorial closed to the public on Monday 16th March 2020 until further notice. This decision was taken in the interest of staff, visitors and volunteers as the the COVID-19 outbreak continues.

As a result, we have POSTPONED all our VE Day events that were due to take place in May 2020. 

____________________________________________

Belfast Cathedral, NI War Memorial and Peter Corry Productions present: 

Victory at the Cathedral!

Friday 8th May 2020

7pm – 10pm

Noel Thompson and Kerri Quinn will host a fantastic evening of wartime entertainment to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day with Swingabella, Ballroom Blitz Formation Dance Team, live band and fascinating stories from the museum’s collection.

“People took to the streets to celebrate peace and hope for the future”

Tickets and further details will be released soon!

May
9
Sat
POSTPONED Victory Party at the Museum @ Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
May 9 @ 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

______________________________________________________________

The Northern Ireland War Memorial closed to the public on Monday 16th March 2020 until further notice. This decision was taken in the interest of staff, visitors and volunteers as the the COVID-19 outbreak continues.

As a result, we have POSTPONED all our VE Day events that were due to take place in May 2020. 

______________________________________________________________

Victory Party at the Museum

Saturday 9th May 2020 

10.30am – 4.30pm

Join us for a family fun day at the museum with wartime entertainment and food reflecting the 1940s.

This will be an intergenerational event with learning activities for all ages.

Dress up in 1940s uniform and have a souvenir photograph taken using green-screen technology. Take part in various craft activities suitable for all ages.

May
16
Sat
Go Big & Stay Home for National Drawing Day
May 16 @ 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Study of objects from the museum with Hannah Ferguson   

At 2.30pm on Saturday 16th May, artist Hannah Ferguson will take over our Facebook Live to create a study of objects from the museum.

Photograph of artist Hannah Ferguson in her studio at home

Hannah in her studio at home.

Join Hannah as she creates a colourful piece of art in 30 minutes, focusing on composition, colour and texture. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to lift a paintbrush or a pencil and draw a selection of museum worthy objects from your  home.

We will also be launching a drawing competition for kids. The winner will receive a years worth of confectionery, based on Second World War rations of 2 oz. per week (6 lb. 8 oz.)

#nationaldrawingday

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NIWarMemorialMuseum/

Twitter https://twitter.com/NIWarMemorial

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/niwarmemorial/

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHcO8nudbNkilI9mRhYyCQg/videos

Go Big & Stay Home for National Drawing Day

Go Big & Stay Home for National Drawing Day

Sep
5
Sat
NIWM Saturday Tours @ Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
Sep 5 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

NIWM Saturday Tours

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm – FREE tours every half hour

 

We’re open!

We are delighted to open our doors and welcome you back to the museum.

While your visit may be a little different, we are looking forward to welcoming you back and sharing stories about the Second World War with you.

We have been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard mark, certifying that we have made our museum safe for you and our staff. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

There is no need to pre book for a visit Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm, but staff will be limiting the number of visitors to the museum at any one time and asking that all visitors wear face coverings.

We know that it’s difficult for schools to visit us at the moment, and we appreciate that families are continuing to learn together at home. For that reason, we’re pleased to announce that from Saturday 5th September we will open every Saturday from 12.00pm – 4.00pm and offer FREE family tours every half hour. These tours must be booked through Eventbrite and can accommodate up to 10 people in any one family group. 

Learn more about how Northern Ireland was affected by and contributed to the Second World War in our family friendly tour which will include lots of information about air raid precautions, rationing, evacuation, the Belfast Blitz and the arrival of thousands of American GIs in Northern Ireland. We know you love creating with us, so we will be providing wartime crafts to go for kids.

Free Admission

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am to 4pm.

Saturday: 12pm – 4pm *

*Booking is essential on a Saturday visit.

 

** Book your Saturday tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/niwm-saturday-opening-tickets-116937113053 **

 

How to book on a Saturday visit:

  • Choose a 30 minute slot for the date and time you want to visit.
  • Tickets are available for 1 family per slot, with a maximum of 10 family members per slot.
  • You can book a ticket up to 1 hour before visiting.
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not for resale.
  • Eventbrite will send you a booking confirmation by email. You do not need to print your email confirmation or ticket information.

When you arrive:

  • Please have your booking details handy to show staff, either by telling us your details or showing your email confirmation.
  • Please arrive within your pre-booked time slot. We will welcome guests into the gallery anytime within their pre-booked slot but will ask you to leave on time at the end of the slot to accommodate other visitors.
  • If you arrive late to your booking, we cannot guarantee admission.

During your visit:

  • We will be operating a one-way system. Please look out for signage around the gallery.
  • Some interactive displays will be temporarily closed for your safety, we ask that you try to keep contact to a minimum as you make your way around the gallery.
  • To keep everyone safe, we are asking that you wear a face covering and follow social distancing when you visit. Please do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of coronavirus.
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Collect coughs and sneezes in a tissue and dispose of it in the bin provided.

When you book we will collect your name, contact number and the date and time of your visit to support NHS Northern Ireland’s Track and Trace system. We may share this information with the service up to 21 days following your visit if required. Your information will be held according to GDPR regulations within our Privacy Policy, which you can read here: http://www.niwarmemorial.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/NIWM-Privacy-Policy-2020.pdf.

We look forward to welcoming you into the museum!

Sep
12
Sat
NIWM Saturday Tours @ Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
Sep 12 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

NIWM Saturday Tours

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm – FREE tours every half hour

 

We’re open!

We are delighted to open our doors and welcome you back to the museum.

While your visit may be a little different, we are looking forward to welcoming you back and sharing stories about the Second World War with you.

We have been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard mark, certifying that we have made our museum safe for you and our staff. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

There is no need to pre book for a visit Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm, but staff will be limiting the number of visitors to the museum at any one time and asking that all visitors wear face coverings.

We know that it’s difficult for schools to visit us at the moment, and we appreciate that families are continuing to learn together at home. For that reason, we’re pleased to announce that from Saturday 5th September we will open every Saturday from 12.00pm – 4.00pm and offer FREE family tours every half hour. These tours must be booked through Eventbrite and can accommodate up to 10 people in any one family group. 

Learn more about how Northern Ireland was affected by and contributed to the Second World War in our family friendly tour which will include lots of information about air raid precautions, rationing, evacuation, the Belfast Blitz and the arrival of thousands of American GIs in Northern Ireland. We know you love creating with us, so we will be providing wartime crafts to go for kids.

Free Admission

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am to 4pm.

Saturday: 12pm – 4pm *

*Booking is essential on a Saturday visit.

 

** Book your Saturday tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/niwm-saturday-opening-tickets-116937113053 **

 

How to book on a Saturday visit:

  • Choose a 30 minute slot for the date and time you want to visit.
  • Tickets are available for 1 family per slot, with a maximum of 10 family members per slot.
  • You can book a ticket up to 1 hour before visiting.
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not for resale.
  • Eventbrite will send you a booking confirmation by email. You do not need to print your email confirmation or ticket information.

When you arrive:

  • Please have your booking details handy to show staff, either by telling us your details or showing your email confirmation.
  • Please arrive within your pre-booked time slot. We will welcome guests into the gallery anytime within their pre-booked slot but will ask you to leave on time at the end of the slot to accommodate other visitors.
  • If you arrive late to your booking, we cannot guarantee admission.

During your visit:

  • We will be operating a one-way system. Please look out for signage around the gallery.
  • Some interactive displays will be temporarily closed for your safety, we ask that you try to keep contact to a minimum as you make your way around the gallery.
  • To keep everyone safe, we are asking that you wear a face covering and follow social distancing when you visit. Please do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of coronavirus.
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Collect coughs and sneezes in a tissue and dispose of it in the bin provided.

When you book we will collect your name, contact number and the date and time of your visit to support NHS Northern Ireland’s Track and Trace system. We may share this information with the service up to 21 days following your visit if required. Your information will be held according to GDPR regulations within our Privacy Policy, which you can read here: http://www.niwarmemorial.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/NIWM-Privacy-Policy-2020.pdf.

We look forward to welcoming you into the museum!

Sep
19
Sat
NIWM Saturday Tours @ Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
Sep 19 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

NIWM Saturday Tours

Every Saturday from 12pm-4pm – FREE tours every half hour

 

We’re open!

We are delighted to open our doors and welcome you back to the museum.

While your visit may be a little different, we are looking forward to welcoming you back and sharing stories about the Second World War with you.

We have been awarded the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry standard mark, certifying that we have made our museum safe for you and our staff. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

There is no need to pre book for a visit Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm, but staff will be limiting the number of visitors to the museum at any one time and asking that all visitors wear face coverings.

We know that it’s difficult for schools to visit us at the moment, and we appreciate that families are continuing to learn together at home. For that reason, we’re pleased to announce that from Saturday 5th September we will open every Saturday from 12.00pm – 4.00pm and offer FREE family tours every half hour. These tours must be booked through Eventbrite and can accommodate up to 10 people in any one family group. 

Learn more about how Northern Ireland was affected by and contributed to the Second World War in our family friendly tour which will include lots of information about air raid precautions, rationing, evacuation, the Belfast Blitz and the arrival of thousands of American GIs in Northern Ireland. We know you love creating with us, so we will be providing wartime crafts to go for kids.

Free Admission

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday: 10am to 4pm.

Saturday: 12pm – 4pm *

*Booking is essential on a Saturday visit.

 

** Book your Saturday tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/niwm-saturday-opening-tickets-116937113053 **

 

How to book on a Saturday visit:

  • Choose a 30 minute slot for the date and time you want to visit.
  • Tickets are available for 1 family per slot, with a maximum of 10 family members per slot.
  • You can book a ticket up to 1 hour before visiting.
  • Tickets are for your use only and are not for resale.
  • Eventbrite will send you a booking confirmation by email. You do not need to print your email confirmation or ticket information.

When you arrive:

  • Please have your booking details handy to show staff, either by telling us your details or showing your email confirmation.
  • Please arrive within your pre-booked time slot. We will welcome guests into the gallery anytime within their pre-booked slot but will ask you to leave on time at the end of the slot to accommodate other visitors.
  • If you arrive late to your booking, we cannot guarantee admission.

During your visit:

  • We will be operating a one-way system. Please look out for signage around the gallery.
  • Some interactive displays will be temporarily closed for your safety, we ask that you try to keep contact to a minimum as you make your way around the gallery.
  • To keep everyone safe, we are asking that you wear a face covering and follow social distancing when you visit. Please do not visit the museum if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of coronavirus.
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Collect coughs and sneezes in a tissue and dispose of it in the bin provided.

When you book we will collect your name, contact number and the date and time of your visit to support NHS Northern Ireland’s Track and Trace system. We may share this information with the service up to 21 days following your visit if required. Your information will be held according to GDPR regulations within our Privacy Policy, which you can read here: http://www.niwarmemorial.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/NIWM-Privacy-Policy-2020.pdf.

We look forward to welcoming you into the museum!

Comments are closed.