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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
48-028-7137-2411
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Ranked #8 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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Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Really couldn't say anything bad about this place. The content if the exhibit with the engaging interactive sections are suitable for all ages. The cost of the tour was exceptionally small and the staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendly I would highly recommend spending an hour if your time in this place of you are visiting Derry/Londonderry or... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The displays, videos, films, and written material provide a detailed, easily understood, and balanced history of the conflict between the Irish and the British dating back to the 1500s and continuing to the peace that exists to the present (and I hope will continue to exist). I learned much more about the conflict and have a much better understanding of... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I liked this museum which I would rate as good - it had good displays and told a good and sustained narrative. It was better than average as it had helpful staff but I would would not say it was very good. A good solid good and value for money

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The museum was great. It had local History from Norman settlement to the Troubles of Northern Ireland. Very interesting as I am from Australia. The museum also had a Spanish ship wreck area as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We started our day in Derry in the Tower Museum and I'm so glad we did as it really set the scene for understanding the walls and the history of the city. This Museum has really got it right in terms of the layout, the mix of audio/visual displays, artefacts and information. We were totally enthralled by the story of... More

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St. John's, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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