War Years Remembered is an unique war museum based just outside Belfast in Ballyclare. Its collection spans hundreds of years of military service specialising in Home Rule, The Great War, Second World War and Home Front and includes Social History. Items with in the collection tell the story of other countries who passed through Northern Ireland during the war years. This includes American, Polish and Belgian soldiers with the impact they had on the local community leaving a lasting legacy. War Years Remembered prides itself by bring history alive by allowing members of the public to get up close and personal with the exhibits. We cater for all ages and all disabilities. Why not come along for a great day out for all the family.
As we are a living museum we carry out external and internal events throughout the year and our staff my not be available to give you the tour. You are always welcome to visit and we are open through out the year but as we rely on volunteers availability, we ask that you give us a call in advance to avoid disappointment.
Last week we arrived back from GI Jive Festival in Kilkeel to find War Years Remembered flooded. It was soul destroying since then myself and volunteers have been working around the clock to save the collection from our wartime veterans. We are not out of the woods yet but much progress has been made and yesterday we started back into rebuilding some of the displays. The bills are rising folks and we have nearly reached the half way mark on the appeal thousands of you have passed through our events exhibition over the years and have seen the rare items the collection houses. WE DO NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE as we are a small charity if you can afford to help save these items please DONATE by following the link it will be very much appreciated and is needed. Again our sincere thanks to those has helped so far Rally Rally Rally.
By Visiting Our Just Giving Page. Click The Link Below.
Please consider supporting us. We rely on the generosity of the general public to help preserve, protect and present the War Years Remembered collection for all, creating a lasting legacy for all our future generations. We provide living history to schools,disability groups, community groups and attend many public events annually keeping our veterans history alive.
Thank You on behalf of War Years Remembered. David McCallion Founder / Curator