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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
48-028-7137-2411
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Ranked #8 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Gives you an extensive history of the city and it's formation. It stays neutral politically. There is a great exhibit right now of one of the Armada ships that sunk of the coast.

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I visited this about 6 years ago and their was no charge, but their is now an admission fee. If it's your first visit to the city worth a visit

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Strabane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We did this on a day in Derry and although we are local we had not been before . To begin I found the customer service and help at the desk top class .Prices to enter are very reasonable and for those entitled to concessions there is no hassle in getting them unlike other well known attractions in the same... More

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Black Creek, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our host at our hostel suggested we go to this museum, and it was well worth the time. A huge amount of history at Derry of which I had no previous idea. I do find one needs to allow a good amount of time, since there is so much to take in. With so much history, sometimes it's hard to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is an excellent museum and really gives an informative and incisive history of Derry from its inception through to the present day. We are from Dublin but we learnt so much on the tour and really came away with a balanced understanding of how the city and its people developed over the centuries. We visited the museum prior to... More

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Oslo, Norway
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123 reviews 123 reviews
29 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A museum telling the story of how Derry came to be, how the double name, Derry / LondonDerry came to be, The war, the sieges and the experiences during the troubles. And there is a nice view from the roof.

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Bridgewater, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There were two excellent exhibits, the story of a Derry and the exploration of a Spanish ship. This is well worth the price to take the tour.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Really well planned museum, which takes you through the history of Derry from the first settlers to current day, lots of audio visuals and short videos. Very very informative and a lovely building. The man at reception was very helpful and keen to make sure we got the best out of the museum

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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