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Tower Museum

Address: Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 48-028-7137-2411
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Ranked #7 of 96 Attractions in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A museum explaining the political conflict that has shaped the city and the country: a must for...
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Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A museum explaining the political conflict that has shaped the city and the country: a must for those unfamiliar with Northern Ireland's war-torn past.

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English first
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went to the tower museum in Derry.....and it was laid out very good for the story of Derry, it also had an area about a ship that was part of the Spanish Armada, well worth a visit. Sharon on reception was lovely....very friendly. Would recommend this museum to anyone.

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Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

£2.40 for a concessionary ticket. Great value with two separate exhibitions. Allow yourself a minimum of two hours ...you can even break for lunch and then return. Fabulous exhibition . Highly recommend

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Winnipeg, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Gives you an extensive history of the city and it's formation. It stays neutral politically. There is a great exhibit right now of one of the Armada ships that sunk of the coast.

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I visited this about 6 years ago and their was no charge, but their is now an admission fee. If it's your first visit to the city worth a visit

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Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We did this on a day in Derry and although we are local we had not been before . To begin I found the customer service and help at the desk top class .Prices to enter are very reasonable and for those entitled to concessions there is no hassle in getting them unlike other well known attractions in the same... More 

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Black Creek, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our host at our hostel suggested we go to this museum, and it was well worth the time. A huge amount of history at Derry of which I had no previous idea. I do find one needs to allow a good amount of time, since there is so much to take in. With so much history, sometimes it's hard to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is an excellent museum and really gives an informative and incisive history of Derry from its inception through to the present day. We are from Dublin but we learnt so much on the tour and really came away with a balanced understanding of how the city and its people developed over the centuries. We visited the museum prior to... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A museum telling the story of how Derry came to be, how the double name, Derry / LondonDerry came to be, The war, the sieges and the experiences during the troubles. And there is a nice view from the roof.

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There were two excellent exhibits, the story of a Derry and the exploration of a Spanish ship. This is well worth the price to take the tour.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Really well planned museum, which takes you through the history of Derry from the first settlers to current day, lots of audio visuals and short videos. Very very informative and a lovely building. The man at reception was very helpful and keen to make sure we got the best out of the museum

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