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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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The Tower Museum is great value for money. There is a display about the wreck of the Spanish Armada upstairs which we did not have time to see because the main exhibition was so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
36 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Tower Museum is great value for money. There is a display about the wreck of the Spanish Armada upstairs which we did not have time to see because the main exhibition was so absorbing. The self-guided exhibition takes you from the earliest times of human settlement in the area through to the present day, using displays and audio-visual material.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Tower Museum was very well laid out making it extremely easy to follow the information in chronicle order. Unfortunately the lift to the second exhibition on the upper floor was not working and as we visited towards the end of the day could not face the stairs!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I found the museum very informative and the entrance fee reasonable, the staff were very helpful, I loved the way you could walk around at your leisure and read and listen to the information as you went along... I loved the film especially when I had 2 small children who wanted to rush ahead but sat to watch the film... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I could have stayed hours in this amazing museum! Unlike the Sightseeing bus tour that is boring and very biased, this museum is fascinating and extremely even in its coverage of the history of this city. It takes you through time with artefacts and displays and videos. Extremely well laid out, there is something for everyone. Great exhibitions too (the... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very good museum and lots coverered, u could spend about 3 or 4 hrs in there if u read everything and was everything, but people seem to walk past and look at things but nor read about them, ??? Anyway good interactive parts for younger viewers and sometime they have actors or exhibits in/around the entrance which was good. There... More 

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London
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I liked the displays but felt that this was frequently covered again in the filmed information. Much of the information is also very well explained in the Guild Hall for free! The galleries devoted to the shipwrecks from the Armada were very good.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you really want to understand the history of Ireland, go to the tower Museum in Derry and ask for Gerry the guide. He gave me the best guided tour ever. Suddenly everything I had heard of made sense and all the pieces started to match together. He explains so well and simply. A really great tour!!!

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Good overview of the city's history although I have to say that dressed dummies in arcadian settings don't do it for me but there were only a couple of those. Armada exhibition was good if a little thin. I had the place to myself (on a monday afternoon in march)

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Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Good value Friendly and informative staff Central location Information clear and well laid out Able to see everything at our own pace

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Brilliant! A beautifully put together tour through the history of Londonderry. It explained and taught and made me understand far more than I had before. The videos and the exhibitions were excellent. Normally I get bored by the end of a tour and start missing out the videos but not this time! There was also an interactive area.

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