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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Vicky G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Bolt91
    Brisbane, Australia28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • sheri m
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled with family
    Written September 4, 2023
  • mark m
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Traveled on business
    Written November 20, 2023
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Gillian T
157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It's a really lovely, small museum. This gives an almost personal account of WW2 in Belfast. Some lovely memorabilia. The lady who was there today, 21st Feb 2024, was very knowledgeable
Written February 21, 2024
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Miraj R
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This is a hidden gem for anyone interested in Northern Ireland, history, and how the two fit together. This museum has the largest database of Belfast blitz victims there is, and it is a great memorial and museum.
Written December 22, 2023
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mark m
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 November 20, 2023
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bingoboots
Liverpool, UK622 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 6, 2023
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Odyssey47017191656
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 7, 2023
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Tashybud
Addlestone, UK429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 5, 2023
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sheri m
Ontario17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 September 4, 2023
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Bolt91
Brisbane, Australia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 August 14, 2023
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Vicky G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 July 25, 2023
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Peter Lanky
Wigan, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 July 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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Northern Ireland War Memorial, Belfast

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Northern Ireland War Memorial is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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