NIWM Saturday Tours

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. For that reason, we’re pleased to announce that 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 FREE Saturday Tour ticket here:**

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:

We look forward to welcoming you into the museum!

Event Details

NIWM Saturday Tours

This event is on for 5 weeks starting from 23 Apr 2022.


  • 23 Apr 2022
  • 30 Apr 2022
  • 07 May 2022
  • 14 May 2022
  • 21 May 2022

Event Type: Open Day

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