Ulster Memorial Tower Visitor Centre

Display panels at the Ulster Memorial Tower Visitor Centre.

The Visitor Centre was opened in 1994. It is managed by the Somme Association and dedicated to the memory of the men of the 36th Ulster Division who were in action at this place on 1st July 1916.

Artillery shells of various sizes on display at the Ulster Memorial Tower Visitor Centre.
Artillery shells of various sizes on display at the Ulster Memorial Tower Visitor Centre.

The display of artefacts, including some very rare items, held by the small museum includes items recovered from the battlefields around the Memorial Tower, and many personal items specifically related to the soldiers of the 36th Ulster Division.

Video Show

A video film explains about the Battle of the Somme for visitors.
A video film explains about the Battle of the Somme for visitors.

There is a small cinema with a rolling filmshow consisting of archive film and explanations about the Battle of the Somme and the British attack on the German line in the Thiepval sector.

Visitor Information

Souvenirs and refreshments are available.
Souvenirs and refreshments are available.

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00 hours (May - September)

Tuesday - Sunday: 10.00 - 17.00 hours (March and April, October and November)

Closed on Mondays and for the months of December, January and February.

Admission

Free

Facilities

A room at the Visitor Centre is available for groups by appointment.
A room at the Visitor Centre is available for groups by appointment.

Contact Details

Open from March to end November 2013: Teddy and Phoebe Colligan.

Email: teddy.ulstertower@orange.fr

Telephone: +33 (0)3 22 74 81 11

Fax: +33 (0)3 22 74 80 68

The Ulster Memorial Tower

The Ulster Memorial Tower.
The Ulster Memorial Tower.

For information about the Memorial to the 36th (Ulster) Division see:

The Ulster Memorial Tower

Location of the Ulster Memorial Tower & Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre for the Ulster Memorial Tower is situated in the grounds of the Memorial Tower. This is located on the D73 on the brow of the hill between the Ancre River and the railway crossing north of Hamel village and the hamlet of Thiepval.

The Somme Association

For information about the Somme Association and how to become a Friend of the Somme see our page at:

The Somme Association

Related Topics

Visiting the Somme Battlefields

Lochnagar Crater, site of a huge mine exploded at the start of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916.
Lochnagar Crater, site of a huge mine exploded at the start of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916.

For information about visiting the Somme battlefields, places to visit and places to stay see our page:

Visiting the Somme Battlefields

Museums on the Somme Battlefields

For a list of the museums related to the First World War on the Somme battlefields see our page:

Museums on the Somme Battlefields