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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
48-028-7137-2411
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Ranked #7 of 102 attractions in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History 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 those unfamiliar with Northern Ireland's war-torn... more » 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. « less
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St. John's, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If only all museums were this good. The displays on the history of Derry are so well done, with an engaging mix of information, objects, and audio-visuals. It makes the complex history of the city and its people come alive. The display in the tower on the underwater archaeology of the Spanish Armada wreck was a captivating blend of history,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The musium is well laid out and interesting. The staff were so enthusiastic and proud of the musium and their city really refreshing.

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Belfast
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is one of the best museums in the country! It explains the History behind L'derry as well as the Spanish Armada. The layout and information is done in a unique way in that there is plenty for the person who likes to read and look at everything, me, and an interactive, sensory side for those who usually race through... More

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New York City, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
123 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

There are 2 parts to this museum - 1 is a history of Derry/Londonderry, the other is about the wreck of the Spanish Armada. Both are interesting and well done. Across from the museum, just outside the city walls, is the Guildhouse, which is also worth a visit.

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Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a fantastic museum... This museum has two main themes 1. The history of Derry from Colmcille to the present day including, Pre-historic, Christianity, Gaelic Ireland, Plantation, Siege of Derry, Home Rule,The troubles (very tactfully delt with and presented from both sides) and the present day. 2. The Spanish Armada and the Kinnego Bay Trinidad Valencera wreck including many item... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Derry has a number of museums, but this is the best-presented, modern in its adoption of nuance in the treatment of history (this is an historically-contentious city), very respectful of the different traditions at play in that history (even the tradition behind the Spanish Armada, which museums in the UK hardly ever treat without patriotic fanfare). The artifacts are marvelous,... More

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London
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84 reviews 84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We came here to see the Armada exhibition and to our shame we didn't look at the wing dedicated to the history of Derry (a relatively immobile 80 year old and an easily bored 5 year old were to blame). There wasn't a huge amount to see and it probably didn't need 5 floors. My real moan is why it... More

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Newton Abbot
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The ground floor is interesting but the rest of it which seems completley dedicated to one thing that could have been dealt with on just one floor i.e the recovery of one of the spanish amada fleet, was just boring after a while a view i think held by others as whilst there were lots of people on the ground... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

we visited this museum and found it to be really interesting im really not one for museums but i really enjoyed learning about the history of derry . 5 adults went in as a family ticket and it cost us £7 . definately worth a visit

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Preston, United Kingdom
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285 reviews 285 reviews
131 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A complete history of Derry from ancient times to the present day, and thus of Ireland too presented in a most attractive and interesting way with exhibits, photographs and film. Children will like it too. It really is not to be missed! The secondary exhibition concentrates on the wreck of the Armada galleon the 'La Trinidad Valencera' found close to... More

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