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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 little museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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UK
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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
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12 helpful votes 12 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Well documented about the history of the city and an excellent collection of artefacts..allow about 2hrs to enjoy all exhibits

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A first trip to Derry was further enhanced by a visit to this superb museum. It covers the history of the city in a straightforward and chronological manner. Many of us know headlines about the city in the last 50 years, but the museum provides context in an even handed manner. The setting within the walls is used to best... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Excellent staff providing top class customer service Great visitor attraction for very reasonable price Great value for money Interactive, engaging and intresting displays Whole family loved it and staff was realy helpful! It is a must when you visiting L/derry!Do not miss it!!!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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201 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Located in the drum tower of the Londonderry wall. The Museum tells the story of the Spanish Armada and the ships that sank, with items from one of the ships. There is also plenty of other interesting things to see in the Museum. Don't forget to visit the walls and the Cathedral, you can see the murals on the houses... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were in the city working and took some time out to visit the museum. We were very glad that we did - the Armada exhibition is very well laid out and was very informative and interesting. A great mix of exhibits, information panels and interactive content. The staff at reception (Olivia and Liz) were very friendly and helpful and... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went to the tower museum in Derry.....and it was laid out very good for the story of Derry, it also had an area about a ship that was part of the Spanish Armada, well worth a visit. Sharon on reception was lovely....very friendly. Would recommend this museum to anyone.

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Ireland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

£2.40 for a concessionary ticket. Great value with two separate exhibitions. Allow yourself a minimum of two hours ...you can even break for lunch and then return. Fabulous exhibition . Highly recommend

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