We’re open Monday to Friday from 10am-4:30pm and EVERY Saturday from 12pm-4pm. Free admission, no booking required. Please note: The NIWM will be closed from 12:00pm - 2:30pm on Thursday 13 June 2024 for our AGM.

Primary Learning

Our free workshops and resources provide learning experiences which are fun, engaging, and linked to our collection.

We tell the story of life on the Home Front in Northern Ireland during the Second World War with experiences suitable for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Workshops and resources support and enhance the NI Curriculum and all museum staff have been trained to support children with Special Educational Needs. Workshops are varied, hands-on, and adaptable to suit different learning styles.

We offer free school workshops, Make, Do and Learn Bundles, loan boxes, virtual workshops and range of online learning resources.

As a charity we're pleased to offer a Travel Grant of up to £200 per school to assist with transport costs to the museum. Download our Travel Grant Form.

You can contact us for more information.

Primary Learning

Visit us

Visits take place from 10am to 12pm, however if you need to arrive a little later, we can normally accommodate that. The programme lasts 2 hours and we can facilitate up to 30 children with suitable adult supervision.

There is a travel grant of up to £200 available per school.

For more information or to book a FREE visit please email learning@niwarmemorial.org.

Primary Learning

Make, Do and Learn Bundles

We're now taking orders for our Make, Do and Learn Bundles of printed learning resources for primary school children!

Our resources have been designed to complement and enhance the NI Curriculum (Primary) and are suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2.

Find out more information about our Make, Do and Learn Bundles below:

Make, Do and Learn Bundles for Primary Schools PDF

Make, Do and Learn Bundles for Primary Schools Word Document

Primary School Visits

Outreach

We can come to you! Welcome us and our collection into your school and get hands on with history.

A presentation is supported with items such as gas masks, gas rattle, uniforms and a week's worth of rations.

Ideal for large year groups/ multiple classes and lasts approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes.

For more information or to book a FREE outreach visit, please email learning@niwarmemorial.org.

Primary Learning

Loan Boxes

There’s so much to learn about Northern Ireland during the Second World War. Sometimes you need to feel it, see it, smell it, hear it and touch it!

Our loan boxes promote curiosity and provide a hands-on approach to learning with objects based on real pieces from the museum collection.

Loan boxes must be collected from and returned to the museum.

Find out more about our Loan Boxes below:

Loan Boxes for Primary Schools PDF

Loan Boxes for Primary Schools Word Document

Primary Learning

Virtual Workshops

Can't visit? Join us online as we bring our museum to your classroom with a live and interactive workshop.

Workshops last approx. 45 minutes followed by a Q&A session.

Find out more about Virtual Workshops below:

Virtual Workshops for Primary Schools PDF

Virtual Workshops for Primary Schools Word Document

Primary Learning

Blitz 80 Primary School Pack

Our Blitz 80 Primary School Pack was created in 2021 to mark the 80th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz.

It has been carefully designed for teachers to enhance the learning experience for Key Stages 1 and 2.

Newspapers, photographs, maps and wartime stories will help your class explore the events of 1941.

Please email learning@niwarmemorial.org to request a digital copy.

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