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Due to the latest guidance from the NI Executive, our museums will remain closed for a planned 6 week period from the 23 December. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our museums when it is safe to do so and we would like to thank the public for their continued support and patience.
First World War image showing British soldiers walking through mud in trenches. This image confirms a sense of the trenches as a muddy and grim environment. The water and filth that men had to wade through was bad for health and well-being, carrying disease from rotting bodies and sapping morale as well inducing ‘foot-rot’.
First World War recruitment poster; 'To Irishmen. To you fellow countrymen I appeal for help to raise a brigade to fight on the Western Front.'