Northern Ireland War Museum in Belfast

Discover the story of Northern Ireland during the Second World War. Situated in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter the museum preserves and displays a unique collection relating to the Belfast Blitz, the American forces, the Ulster Home Guard, industry, and the role of women as well as several significant artworks. The museum also delivers a wide programme of workshops and events. The museum collection contains thousands of fascinating and unique objects from artworks to uniforms and photographs to radios.

What are the main focuses of the museum?

The main themes are the Belfast Blitz, the Allied presence and the Home front during the Second World War.

Their mission is to enrich people’s understanding of the contribution of the people of Northern Ireland in the two world wars and the presence of US Armed Forces in Northern Ireland during the Second World War by preserving and displaying a unique collection and delivering a programme of engaging exhibitions, workshops and events to visitors, groups and schools. The Northern Ireland War Memorial (NIWM) operates an accredited museum which tells the story of how Northern Ireland was affected by and contributed to the Second World War.

  • Monday – 10:00 to 4:00
  • Tuesday – 10:00 to 4:00
  • Wednesday – 10:00 to 4:00
  • Thursday – 10:00 to 4:00
  • Friday – 10:00 to 4:00
  • Saturday – 12:00 to 4:00

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