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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 #6 of 138 things to do 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A first trip to Derry was further enhanced by a visit to this superb museum. It covers the history of the city in a straightforward and chronological manner. Many of us know headlines about the city in the last 50 years, but the museum provides context in an even handed manner. The setting within the walls is used to best... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Excellent staff providing top class customer service Great visitor attraction for very reasonable price Great value for money Interactive, engaging and intresting displays Whole family loved it and staff was realy helpful! It is a must when you visiting L/derry!Do not miss it!!!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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198 reviews 198 reviews
186 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Located in the drum tower of the Londonderry wall. The Museum tells the story of the Spanish Armada and the ships that sank, with items from one of the ships. There is also plenty of other interesting things to see in the Museum. Don't forget to visit the walls and the Cathedral, you can see the murals on the houses... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were in the city working and took some time out to visit the museum. We were very glad that we did - the Armada exhibition is very well laid out and was very informative and interesting. A great mix of exhibits, information panels and interactive content. The staff at reception (Olivia and Liz) were very friendly and helpful and... More 

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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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14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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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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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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