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Tower Museum

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Address: Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 48-028-7137-2411
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A museum explaining the political conflict that has shaped the city and...
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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Great Armada Exhibition.

Very modern museum with a fair amount of buttons to press. Good displays on the History of Derry but it is the armada exhibition that is its claim to fame.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Birmingham U.K
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Birmingham U.K
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very modern museum with a fair amount of buttons to press. Good displays on the History of Derry but it is the armada exhibition that is its claim to fame.

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Burgess Hill, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Staff were lovely and friendly as we arrived to escape a downpour and throughout our visit. The exhibits were informative for us and diverting for our young kids. The layout of the museum made it easy to follow chronologically the history of Derry and the exhibits were presented in a variety of ways. The displays on the shipwreck was a... More 

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Derry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I love this museum for its unbiased and enthralling history of the city but it is about time it overhauled some of the exhibits particularly in the Armada section. Come on Derry this is a fine museum having won multiple awards and deserves to develop and grow instead of letting it simply sit there and grow dowdy and fusty.

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West Hartford, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We toured the museum and it gave us a detailed view of how the city has evolved over the eons. It was of moderate interest, the Guild Hall was more interesting

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you want an unbiased understanding of the history of Derry, L-Derry, Londonderry, then this is a must to visit.

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful museum and very interesting exhibits that show the history of Derry from the very...very beginning

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Burela, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visited the Tower Museum with my boyfriend because I was keen to show him the history of Derry. They have a great exhibition on Derry, the Walls, the wars and rebellions over the years, the nationalist/unionist divide and even an exhibition on the Spanish Armada. And was very cheap to visit too!

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Dunkineely, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great wee museum to get an overall history of Derry City. We hit it at a quiet time just before the last entrance so we were able to get a good look at everything.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Tower museum is a fine museum to gather an in-depth understanding for the history of Derry city. Very reasonably priced and in a prime location the museum offers a very historical outlook on the city. Separated into two portions the first deals with the history of Derry City while the second deals with the location and excavation of a... More 

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Lurgan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Definitely worth a visit to understand the local history. Many interactive displays and much larger than it looks from outside.

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