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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
48-028-7137-2411
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Ranked #5 of 99 attractions in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Fascinating and well put together. Highly recommended to anyone visiting. It situates Derry in time and space and presents a lot of information in a way you can easily absorb it. Set aside at least one hour.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

For anyone wanting an overview of the history of Derry the Tower Museum is a must. The museum takes you through the town's history from it's first foundations to the present day, with exhibits and artefacts from all periods covered. I was really surprised at how much they manage to include and cannot recommend a visit highly enough.

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Essex
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

There is always something different to see at the Tower and the staff are informative and friendly. The exhibits are varied and of a high standard, especially the main one of the history of Derry. the price of £1 is a snip.

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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324 reviews 324 reviews
161 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

As I was in Derry last Saturday, and it was lashing, I decided to call in, and see what it was all about. I thought it would be busy, but I nearly had it all to myself. It's only 4 pounds, and it's well worth it. You start off on the ground floor, learning all about Derry, and it's history,... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
85 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The staff here were very lovely explaining the format of the Museum when I first entered and giving me a map. I spent a quiet of hour or so learning about Derry's history. Films started automatically as you got close to them and there were seats to sit on while they played. The Spanish galleon exhibit was upstairs via a... More

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Battle, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

This well laid out and multimedia museum provides an interesting and informative narrative of Derry history. Children and adults would find the displays stimulating and lovely. It presents history without patronising or over simplifying. Allow a couple of hours to make a relaxed tour. I visited on a Sunday but it might have been opened for a special exhibition. I... More

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This small museum just inside the city's walls is a remarkable storehouse of materials and pictures from various periods in Derry's history. Particularly interesting is the exhibition of the ill-fated Spanish galleon which went down off the Donegal coast during the Armada's flight from the English navy

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Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

History of Derry is well documented. 100 objects was an interesting insight into the social life of the city. The Spanish Armada exhibition was not as interesting to me. It did not provide any additional information to what I already knew. Lack of a cafe in the building is an inconvenience. However the staff will let you leave and return... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Interesting displays of diverse content relating to Londonderry/Derry. The pricing was reasonable, it was not too crowded when I was there, the content was complete without being too much, and I left knowing much more about the history of the area. I think I was there about an hour and 1/2, maybe 2. The staff on entry were very helpful... More

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Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Such a difference from the museum which used to here. Lots of interactive stuff brings the story of the city to life, right from its establishment.up to the present day. As a bonus there's the Spanish Armada stuff. Allow a couple of hours.

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