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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 shows British soldiers in trenches. This classic image is thought to be of a ration party in a communication trench, the men belonging to the Ulster Division, and the photograph being taken during the Battle of the Somme. Note what appear to be telephone or telegraph wires at the bottom right had side of the picture. Such a communication system was highly vulnerable to damage by shellfire.
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.'