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A Wonderful Wartime Christmas event

Visit the Northern Ireland War Memorial on Saturday 2nd December

A Wonderful Wartime Christmas

10.30am – 4.00pm

Join us at the Northern Ireland War Memorial for festive fun with wartime games and activities for all ages:
  • Learn how people celebrated Christmas under the restraints of rationing.
  • Try your hand in our lucky dip.
  • Have a go at cracking a secret Christmas message.
  • Sample our ration recipe Christmas cake made with dried eggs.
  • Listen to well-loved Christmas songs from the 1940s.
  • Watch the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he’s whisked away by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
http://www.niwarmemorial.org/event/wonderful-wartime-christmas/?instance_id=264
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Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute

On 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute is a series of commemorative events that already has over 800 councils, communities and organisations involved.

To find your local event or for more information on the series of commemorations and on how you can take part please see the below document.

Battle’s Over Guide

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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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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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