This museum is predominantly dedicated to Northern Ireland's role in WWII and the impact of the war on it. There's a unique collection focusing on the Blitz, which was a massive part of the local wartime history: Belfast was heavily bombed during the war in 1941, with over 1,000 people killed and half of the houses damaged after the four Luftwaffe raids. Part of our self-guided cemetery tour
is devoted to the Blitz and its victims.
Among other things on display are sections on wartime American service personnel presence in Northern Ireland, the Home Front, and women's role in the war, featuring uniforms, photos, documents, weapons, and equipment. A small WWI collection is also exhibited at the museum, including typical examples of trench art and medals.Best time to visit
Mornings after opening and afternoons before closing time on weekdays; weekends and school holiday times are the most crowdedPerfect for
War history buffs