We're open Monday to Friday from 10am-4:30pm and EVERY Saturday from 12pm-4pm. Free admission, no booking required.



What's On

Christmas on the Ration

Visit the Northern Ireland War Memorial this December for FREE Festive Fun!

Learn how people celebrated Christmas under the restraints of rationing and make your own Christmas wrapping paper with scrap materials and potato prints! Listen to well-loved Christmas songs and taste some wartime Christmas treats.

There's something for all ages to enjoy with bonus drop in activities as follows;

Saturday 2 December - Christmas Storytelling

Drop in at 1pm or 3pm to sit down and hear how local families celebrated Christmas during the Second World War.

Saturday 9 December - Decorate a Gingerbread Biscuit

Learn how to bake festive and flavourful gingerbread with a wartime recipe of limited ingredients. Decorate a gingerbread biscuit to take home!

Saturday 16 December - Christmas sing-a-long with Karen Diamond

Drop in at 1pm or 3pm to join music therapist Karen Diamond as she plays live piano and leads a sing-a-long of much loved Christmas songs from the 1940s.

Saturday events run from 12pm-4pm with activities suitable for all ages.

Drop-in, no booking required.

Find us at: Northern Ireland War Memorial, 21 Talbot Street, Belfast, BT1 2LD.

Event Details

Christmas on the Ration

This event is on for 3 weeks starting from 02 Dec 2023.


  • 02 Dec 2023
  • 09 Dec 2023
  • 16 Dec 2023

Event Type: General

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