Northern Ireland War Memorial

Northern Ireland War Memorial

Northern Ireland War Memorial
4.5
Military MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An engaging and welcoming museum that provides a window on Northern Ireland's key role in the Second World War and the impact of the war on its people.
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • Peter Lanky
    Wigan, United Kingdom8 contributions
    Small but very informative
    The museum is tucked away in a side street close to the Cathedral, and can easily be missed. It is only a small room, with various exhibits depicting Belfast during WW2. The member of staff in charge on the museum when we visit was very knowledgeable about the period and about Belfast in general, and we learned a lot by chatting. The highlight for me though was the audio tour around the area (accessible via a QR code) showing all the local sites that were bombed during the Blitz. The accompanying leaflet showed photos of the sites during the bombing and the aftermath, and this really explains some of Belfast's many unattractive buildings in the immediate area that were rebuilt during the architecturally concrete period of the late 1950s to the early 1970s. The worst example is the building that originally hosted this memorial on Waring Street, which is thankfully due to meet it's maker.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Vicky G
    1 contribution
    War museum Belfast next to Saint Anne’s Cathedral
    Visited today from England, highly recommended! Lady on the front desk was very helpful and informative! Some great memorabilia from 1940’s and well worth a visit! Beautiful stained glass window and loads of interesting information! A must see in Belfast!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Bolt91
    Brisbane, Australia26 contributions
    Don't miss this one!
    This gem is a must-see on a visit to Belfast! It is quite small, but don't be deceived by its size: every exhibit is relevant and important to telling the thematic focus of the museum, that is, the impact of WWII on Belfast and its inhabitants. Mark was a fabulous and knowledgeable source of information, and his input made the visit even more enjoyable.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • sheri m
    17 contributions
    Impressive hidden gem with fabulous staff
    We wandered into the museum almost as an afterthought before going to Titanic Museum. Wow! What a hidden gem! Though tiny, there is a lot of information packed into this museum, and the displays are interesting and engaging. Most engaging was the museum staff, Ruth, who went above and beyond, sharing stories and insights. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • mark m
    1 contribution
    Highly recommended
    A group of us were invited to the museum by Michael. So much information was on show and some fascinating facts linking America to Northern Ireland, rations, uniforms, rolls of honour, blitz photos, bronzes that tell a story and my favourite part was when Michael was telling the story about James Magennis from the Falls road. I won't spoil it. Highly recommend a visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 20 November 2023
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mark m
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Business
A group of us were invited to the museum by Michael.
So much information was on show and some fascinating facts linking America to Northern Ireland, rations, uniforms, rolls of honour, blitz photos, bronzes that tell a story and my favourite part was when Michael was telling the story about James Magennis from the Falls road. I won't spoil it. Highly recommend a visit.
Written 20 November 2023
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bingoboots
Liverpool, UK618 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We happened across this small museum just down the road from our hotel
Free entrance and some excellent exhibits
The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable
Written 6 October 2023
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Odyssey47017191656
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Very disappointed. A group of us attempted to visit today on Thursday 7 September at 10.00 am when they were meant to be open and website says no need to book. A note was on the door saying that they were closed today when we had travelled all the way from London to visit. Would suggest that you do ring in advance when travelling long distances although website tells you that you do not need to to avoid disappointment.
Written 7 September 2023
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Tashybud
Addlestone, UK425 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
I was keen to visit as my Grandparents met and married in the army whilst stationed in N Ireland. The memorial is interesting and insightful and the lady on the desk very knowledgable. Highly recommend
Written 5 September 2023
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sheri m
Ontario17 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We wandered into the museum almost as an afterthought before going to Titanic Museum. Wow! What a hidden gem! Though tiny, there is a lot of information packed into this museum, and the displays are interesting and engaging. Most engaging was the museum staff, Ruth, who went above and beyond, sharing stories and insights. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
Written 4 September 2023
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Bolt91
Brisbane, Australia26 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
This gem is a must-see on a visit to Belfast! It is quite small, but don't be deceived by its size: every exhibit is relevant and important to telling the thematic focus of the museum, that is, the impact of WWII on Belfast and its inhabitants. Mark was a fabulous and knowledgeable source of information, and his input made the visit even more enjoyable.
Written 14 August 2023
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Vicky G
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Friends
Visited today from England, highly recommended! Lady on the front desk was very helpful and informative! Some great memorabilia from 1940’s and well worth a visit! Beautiful stained glass window and loads of interesting information! A must see in Belfast!
Written 25 July 2023
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Peter Lanky
Wigan, UK8 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The museum is tucked away in a side street close to the Cathedral, and can easily be missed. It is only a small room, with various exhibits depicting Belfast during WW2. The member of staff in charge on the museum when we visit was very knowledgeable about the period and about Belfast in general, and we learned a lot by chatting.

The highlight for me though was the audio tour around the area (accessible via a QR code) showing all the local sites that were bombed during the Blitz. The accompanying leaflet showed photos of the sites during the bombing and the aftermath, and this really explains some of Belfast's many unattractive buildings in the immediate area that were rebuilt during the architecturally concrete period of the late 1950s to the early 1970s. The worst example is the building that originally hosted this memorial on Waring Street, which is thankfully due to meet it's maker.
Written 15 July 2023
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Mark J
1 contribution
May 2023 • Family
Well worth a visit in the Cathedral Quarter. Covers a lesser-known tragic period of the city and beyond. Highly recommend.
Written 12 July 2023
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Sharon S
United Kingdom281 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Came across this on our walk round..Free to enter but I left a donation..Full of interesting artifacts and lots of informative reading..Worth a pop inside.
Written 6 January 2022
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Northern Ireland War Memorial, Belfast

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