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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
48-028-7137-2411
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Ranked #7 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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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
16 helpful votes 16 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
78 helpful votes 78 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The musium is well laid out and interesting. The staff were so enthusiastic and proud of the musium and their city really refreshing.

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Belfast
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is one of the best museums in the country! It explains the History behind L'derry as well as the Spanish Armada. The layout and information is done in a unique way in that there is plenty for the person who likes to read and look at everything, me, and an interactive, sensory side for those who usually race through... More

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New York City, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
123 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

There are 2 parts to this museum - 1 is a history of Derry/Londonderry, the other is about the wreck of the Spanish Armada. Both are interesting and well done. Across from the museum, just outside the city walls, is the Guildhouse, which is also worth a visit.

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Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a fantastic museum... This museum has two main themes 1. The history of Derry from Colmcille to the present day including, Pre-historic, Christianity, Gaelic Ireland, Plantation, Siege of Derry, Home Rule,The troubles (very tactfully delt with and presented from both sides) and the present day. 2. The Spanish Armada and the Kinnego Bay Trinidad Valencera wreck including many item... More

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