What’s On

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

Sep
14
Sat
Look Out in the Blackout @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Sep 14 @ 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Look Out in the Blackout

European Heritage Open Day 2019

Free family event with hands-on activities for all ages!

On 3rd September 1939, the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain announced the declaration of war on Germany. Blackout regulations had been imposed two days before on 1st September. These required that all windows and doors should be covered at night with suitable material such as heavy curtains, cardboard or paint, to prevent the escape of any glimmer of light that might aid enemy aircraft.

The blackout caused serious problems for pedestrians and drivers. The number of road accidents increased because of the lack of streetlights and dimmed traffic lights. To help prevent accidents white stripes were painted on the roads, pavements and lampposts. People were encouraged to walk facing the traffic and to leave their white shirttails hanging out so that they could be seen by cars with dimmed headlights. The Look Out in the Blackout campaign began in 1940 due to the number of fatal accidents in the blackout.

Over the next few months petrol and food rationing was introduced. Identity cards and gas masks were circulated, and the ringing of church bells was banned except to signal an attempted invasion. Clothing rationing was introduced in 1941.

Visit the Northern Ireland War Memorial on 14th September to learn about the blackout, other air raid precautions and the evacuation of children. Listen to 1940s music while you make your own identity card and ration book and take part in some hands-on Dig For Victory activities. Dress up in authentic uniforms and have a souvenir photograph taken as a pilot, a Home Guard soldier, an air raid warden or a nurse in the Belfast Blitz. This is a free family event with activities suitable for all ages.

The Northern Ireland War Memorial is an accredited museum in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter which tells the story of Northern Ireland’s contribution to the war effort during the Second World War. Objects on display relate to the Belfast Blitz, the Home Guard, the role of women and the presence of US forces in Northern Ireland.

Oct
5
Sat
Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Oct 5 @ 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

Nov
2
Sat
Saturday Opening 12pm – 4pm @ Northern Ireland War Memorial
Nov 2 @ 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
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!

Sep
26
Sat
NIWM Saturday Tours @ Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
Sep 26 @ 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!

Oct
3
Sat
NIWM Saturday Tours @ Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
Oct 3 @ 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!

Oct
10
Sat
NIWM Saturday Tours @ Northern Ireland War Memorial Museum
Oct 10 @ 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!

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