Tower Museum

1918 was a year of civic action, the end of war in Europe, women voting for the first time and a groundbreaking election result in Ireland.

The new exhibition includes five zones covering themes such as the suffrage movement and women’s fight for equality, the conscription crisis, the end of the First World War, health and well-being, developments in technology including film and flight and the emergence of a new society in post-war Ireland. Each zone features a mix of unique archive content from leading heritage organisations including the Tower Museum, National Library of Ireland, Imperial War Museum, National Museums Northern Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

Never before seen images of the Dorsetshire Regiment’s time in the city at the outset of the War of Independence will go on display for the first time as well as illustrations from the First World War diaries of Jim Maultsaid, who served with the Chinese Labour Corps. Images of servicemen with the U.S. Naval Air Station in Lough Foyle during 1918 will also be showcased in an exhibition for the first time.

Archive AV content will be brought to life through film, animation and augmented reality, free graphic novels featuring key characters in the exhibition will be available to visitors and a news feed and tweets will reveal stories from the time.

Event Details


Tower Museum
Union Hall Pl
BT48 6LU


Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:00 to Friday, March 1, 2019 - 17:00

Tickets and further information

Normal admission charges apply for the venue. Find out more information here.