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Museum closed Friday 27th October 10-1pm

The museum will be closed on Friday 27th October between 10am-1pm as we are hosting the launch of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The museum will reopen at 1pm and close at 4.30pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Royal British Legion will operate a Poppy shop in the gallery from Monday 30th October – Friday 10th November (Monday-Friday 9.30am-4.00pm) for supply of wreaths, crosses and other official poppy merchandise.

 

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We’re recruiting!

The Northern Ireland War Memorial (NIWM) is recruiting!

Applications are invited for the following permanent posts…

  • A Business Support Co-ordinator to provide administrative assistance and perform other duties in line with the job description for the post and the current Business Plan. The post involves attendance of 16 hours a week, to be worked over 2-4 days per week. Flexible working patterns and overtime will be expected.
  • A Museum Assistant to guide visitors around the gallery, assist with their enquiries and carry-out other duties in line with the job description for the post and the current Business Plan. The post involves attendance of 20 hours a week, to be worked over five afternoons per week. Flexible working patterns and overtime will be expected.

Remuneration and terms of contract are available on request.

To request a job description and application form, please email info@niwarmemorial.org stating which position you are applying for.

Applications must be returned by 16.00 on Friday 03 November 2017.
Interviews will take place in the week beginning 20 November 2017.

About the Northern Ireland War Memorial

The NIWM is a limited company with charitable status.  Its purposes are threefold: to provide an enduring memorial to the people of Northern Ireland who lost their lives in WW1 and WW2, in particular the Belfast blitz; to provide office accommodation for ex-Service organisations; to commemorate the association of the Armed Forces of the USA with Northern Ireland in WW2.

The NIWM is an accredited museum and as a charity is financially independent and is not reliant on external funding.

The NIWM is an equal opportunities employer.

 

 

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Museum Closure, Friday 29th September

Please note that the museum will close today from 11.00 am as we are hosting a conference on the wartime American presence in in Northern Ireland.

fffWe will reopen as normal on Monday at 10.00 am.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Museum

Join us this morning, Friday 29th September, for our annual Macmillan coffee morning. We will be in the gallery until 11.00 am, pop in to sample some homemade treats for a good cause!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

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May Day closure

We are closed for the May Day Bank Holiday and will re-open on Tuesday 02 May. View our events diary to see what events are upcoming in May.

We are closed for the May Day Bank Holiday

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St Patrick’s Day closure

The museum will be closed on Friday 17th March for St Patrick’s Day but to mark to the occasion here is a little shamrock from our archives…

This is a birthday card given to Corporal Grace Atkinson, Auxiliary Territorial Service, as she celebrated her 21st birthday while stationed in Europe during the Second World War.

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Coming Up, February 2017…

  • Northern Ireland Museum Council and Playful Museums Launch the exciting programme for under 5s on Friday the 3rd of February.
  • Playful Museums is coming to NIWM with ‘Hey Little Hen, Music and Storytelling’ in the gallery. Four sessions will run across two days on Monday the 6th and Friday the 10th of February. Pre-booking is essential.
  • Museum Manager, Jenny Haslett talks to British Forces Broadcasting Services Radio about the museum’s craft programme. Tune in live on Monday 6th February to hear the full interview.
  • The museum will hold its next craft day with a valentines theme, ‘Cross My Heart Crochet’, on Saturday the 11th of February.

Hey little hen poster Squiggles & Giggles Cross My Heart Crochet

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US 75

This month marked the 75th anniversary of the arrival of American troops in Northern Ireland. To celebrate the anniversary and remember the importance of the event for Northern Ireland and the war effort, the museum held a private reception at Belfast Harbour Office on Thursday 26th January. The event was attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of the Borough of Belfast, Mrs Fionnuala Jay O’Boyle, Belfast’s Lord Mayor Brian Kingston, Acting U.S. Consul General Bernadette Roberts and invited guests. Music provided by Ulster Brass was woven into a programme of speakers who relayed the history of the American presence in Northern Ireland and the collection of items held by the museum that tell the story of their time here.

On Saturday the 28th the 75th anniversary was further marked with an upbeat family day at the museum which was enjoyed by 250 visitors. Live dancing was performed throughout the afternoon by the Ballroom Blitz Formation dance group, U.S. kit and collections were displayed by wartime living history experts and children were presented with their weekly ration of American candy and Coca-Cola.

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