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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 museum with a great tour

Visited the tower museum when we spent the day up in Londonderry and the tour was well worth it. There is not a huge amount of artifacts but the guided tour (we had a guide called... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Visited the tower museum when we spent the day up in Londonderry and the tour was well worth it. There is not a huge amount of artifacts but the guided tour (we had a guide called Gerry who was superb) was extremely educational and told the history of Derry from the first settlers right through to the current days. It... More 

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County Kilkenny, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

When my friend and I were in Derry recently we visited the Tower Museum. The man at the desk asked where we were from and when we said Kilkenny, he had been there the previous weekend so we compared notes, Then we went on our own around the museum. There was quite a lot of material so it took about... More 

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Ayr UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Took friends from the UK mainland there on a trip back to our home city. I am from the British rather than the Irish part of our heritage in Northern Ireland and I admit I was expecting to have to grit my teeth for huge parts of it. I was wrong, and happy to say, very wrong. The staff from... More 

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S. Walpole
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75 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Not a great display but well worth the experience. This is a good rainy day tour for a couple of hours.

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Perth
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great little museum in the city. Well set out and presented information and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. Good way to spend an hour learning about Derry, inside out of the cold and rain. Worth a visit.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I visited this museum yesterday and i think it is one of the most interessant museum i saw in my life until now! First the staff is great, the man at the entrance was nice, polite and helpful; and during my visit another guy just came and ask me if i like the museum so far! I really appreciated his... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you're interested in Derry's history, I'd definitely recommend you to go to the tower museum. You pay a small fee, but the museum is worth it. The tour starts from the early beginnings of the city and shows how the city has become how it currently is. Really nicely decorated and very interesting!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A fascinating and extremely informative museum with tremendously helpful staff. There's a huge amount to see here and we only scratched the surface. As a group we had a guided tour round lead by Gerry who was excellent, very knowledgeable and interacted with the students brilliantly

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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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