Museums and attractions

Northern Ireland War Memorial

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21 Talbot Street, BELFAST,
T: (028) 9032 0392
F: (028) 9031 1875

The NI War Memorial opened in 2007 and replaced an earlier building, Memorial House.

The NI War Memorial opened in 2007 and replaced an earlier building - Memorial House - which was situated in Waring Street on a site which was bombed during the Blitz in 1941.

The purpose of the War Memorial is to be an enduring memorial to those who fell in WW1 and WW2, provide offices for the Royal British Legion and other ex-service charities and to commemorate the association of the USA Armed Forces with Northern Ireland in WW2.

The Education and Outreach department runs a range of visits, activities and workshops for school and adult groups. The NI War Memorial have a comprehensive schools programme with a wide variety of activities and workshops that are based around topics relevant to the primary curriculum.

All community groups, professional bodies, ex-Service organisations, secondary schools and other further and higher education groups are invited to book a visit to the Home Front Exhibition.

Bona fide researchers may have access to the archives at the War Memorial. The archive consists of bound editions of the WW1 and WW2, memorials books about war and conflict, wartime magazines, pamphlets, photographic albums, newspaper cuttings, scrapbooks, videos and DVDs.
For access to the archive, contact the Education/Outreach Officer.

Opening Hours for the War Memorial are Monday to Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm and on Sunday 11am to 1pm (June - September inclusive)
Admission is free. Group visits by arrangement with the Education and Outreach Officer.