We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tower Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Redo Search in Map
See more attractions in your map view
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 48-028-7137-2411
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 213 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 150
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Excellent

Well presented overview of city history. Nice mix of displays, artefacts and videos. Wish we'd had time to see the Spanish ship part which is housed in another part of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Julia T
Add Photo Write a Review

213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Well presented overview of city history. Nice mix of displays, artefacts and videos. Wish we'd had time to see the Spanish ship part which is housed in another part of the building. It looked really fabulous.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the end of the day and didn't get to enjoy the Spanish Armada exhibit, but the local history exhibit was a good preview for the tour we took the next day 4 pounds entry.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
118 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is an excellent museum and one of the better attractions I visited in Northern Ireland. There is an informative, unbiased, factual exhibition on the history of Derry and the surrounding region from early settlers to the modern age. This exhibition was very detailed and highly impressive. There was also a cool exhibition on the Spanish Armada, kids especially will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
The Villages, Florida
Level Contributor
88 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you only visit one museum in Derry, this is a great choice (but wander through the Guildhall if possible). Very nice presentations of historical Derry. We particularly liked the multi-level story of the routing of the Spanish Armada, and underwater archaeology that found the artifacts on display.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Armada exhibition was good well laid out. The same goes for the story of Derry exhibition. If you want to find out about Derry's history from prehistoric to present day, this is a must. Staff very helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A fantastic museum with plenty of interactive guides for visitors. As a local I visited this museum several times and each time I still continue to be fascinated with the history of my home down. The museum is well worth the few quid entrance fee and I highly recommend it to visitors and locals alike. Don't forget to check out... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
140 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Tower museum in Derry is an extremely interesting museum with lots to see and do in it. From telling of the history of the area in wars to the history of Derry down through the ages and through the Troubles it is very insightful. There are movies as you work your way around and lots of exhibits to enjoy.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It's a go-at-your-own-pace museum with lots of exhibits and plenty of good information. It felt a bit repetitive when I went just after the Guildhall tour. I would definitely go, but I wouldn't do any other historical tours that day. Plan on spending a couple hours as there really is a lot to see!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belfast
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

V interesting, v helpful, v accommodating. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute.we will be back. Reasonably priced and well worth every penny.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omagh
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We found this museum very interesting and well worth the £9 family entry price. You've got two museums in one really. One about Derry/Londonderry and the other on the Spanish Armada. Both equally interactive and interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Tower Museum also viewed

Derry, County Londonderry
Derry, County Londonderry
 
Derry, County Londonderry
Derry, County Londonderry
 

Been to Tower Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tower Museum

Address: Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 48-028-7137-2411
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Derry
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tower Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?