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Tower Museum

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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
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A museum explaining the political conflict that has shaped the city and the...

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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Well worth a visit to learn about Derry

Went to this Museum with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There is so much to see and learn and great for family day out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
henryths
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County Donegal, Ireland
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County Donegal, Ireland
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to this Museum with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There is so much to see and learn and great for family day out.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We initially hadn't intended visiting this museum, as a city festival around the city's walls had given us a great insight into the city's history from where it took place. Despite this, the Tower Museum was a fantastic journey from initial settling through the city's growth, siege and a brief look at recent history. This was all set against changes... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The part on historical development of Derry, fights between families, and later between catolics and protestans (and even presbytarians vs. anglicans) was illustrating the difficulties in the development of Derry. Very informative, one feels the uneasy link between relligion and fight for power. The second exhibition of Spanish Armada was very informative as well and provided explanation of why so... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum on a rainy day just after walking the walls. It has three phases including the history of Derry which was fascinating and had a couple of videos, a 2016 commemorative exhibit and a 4 floor exhibit on the sinking of a ship from the Spanish Armada. I thoroughly enjoyed the history of Derry and the chronological... More 

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Silver Spring Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a good deal of time in the Tower Museum which has a number of interesting exhibits on display. I was particularly interested in a special exhibit regarding the artifacts found on a Spanish Armada shipwreck, including several cannon. Very nicely displayed. There is also a very good overview of Derry's history over several centuries. I thoroughly enjoyed this... More 

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Troon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one not to be missed. The displays are so true to life as it was then, and very interesting. You feel you have stepped back in time.

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Chicago, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this museum, only a few quid admission, lots of information on the history of Derry/Northern Ireland and a small exhibit on the armada. If pressed for time though I would recommend going to the Free Derry museum instead.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot to see in this museum so you do need some time to take it all in. It is a nicely presented museum. The most impressive part though was the view from the top. You can see all of Derry and it is very impressive. You definitely need to see this museum when in Derry to get... More 

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Thank Trish O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this museum several times. It hosts various events and series of lectures. I am now on their mailing list and was initially surprised at the breadth and depth of the goings on. Now I look forward to the next event.

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Thank Madeline M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to call in on a day trip to the city after walking around the walls. The entry price wasn't too bad for a family ticket. Note there is no photography allowed inside. As you move around the museum you get the complete history of Derry from the early days as a small settlement right up to the present day... More 

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