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Tower Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Engaging and so informative

After a long and tiring day exploring Derry we visited The Tower Museum. The staff were friendly... read more

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Dublin, Ireland
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The idea of demeaning this city with the supposedly agreed title of Derry/Londonderry is tragic... read more

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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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Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long and tiring day exploring Derry we visited The Tower Museum. The staff were friendly, helpful and well informed. The exhibitions were engaging and really held our interest. Very, very well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The idea of demeaning this city with the supposedly agreed title of Derry/Londonderry is tragic. Take the tour of this amazing museum and you will come out with a greater sense of balance. You will realise that there are two competing histories in this place....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited here just at the end of the city’s Halloween celebrations so only the Spanish Armada exhibition was open but the museum compensated visitors for this by not charging full price. We found it great value and spent ages exploring it. The interactive section was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Learned all about the Spanish Armada. Museum is well done with lots of information. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Terri S
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Talk about history of Northern Ireland! This is the place to see! Interactive and insightful for all visitors to experience. Very kind staff willing to answer questions and show exhibits.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

A well thought out museum going through the history this part of Ireland. Imaginative presentation makes this a not to be missed experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We had a wonderful guide to give us an in-depth tour and knowledge of the wonderful history of Derry. This is a beautiful area and we all wished we could have spent more time here after our tour.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Right alongside the Londonderry city walls, the Castle Museum offers an extremely well presented glimpse into both the city’s distant and recent histories. A ‘must’ before setting off around the city walls or walking around the Bogside, the epicentre of Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ which sadly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Visited 8th. September 2018, European Heritage Open Day, so free admission. But the museum was such good value that we wouldn’t have minded paying the € 3 admission fee. Student studying History of the Spanish Armada would benefit a great deal. Highly recommend if visiting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

The museum had a fascinating look from the outside. Really looked like a tower. I learned about the history of the city. The staff were friendly and helpful. Relaxing place. Look at everything at my own pace

Date of experience: September 2018
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Myrtle H
July 7, 2017|
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Response from Euroking | Reviewed this property |
Loads of parking within a short distance of the Tower Museum. We had parked in our hotel car park. Most points of interest are within walking distance of each other. It depends on your fitness to walk.
May 30, 2016|
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Judy regarding your question regarding Presbyterianism. The following is my understanding of the matter The first one to take Presbyterianism to the USA I believe was in fact a Rev McKimbsey/McKimsley in the 1750s. He... More
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Clock Tower museum validity time (1 Replies)
Hello, I am getting ready to purchase the clock tower tour and I was wondering how long the ticket is valid for free admission into the included museums. Can we pick up the clock tower tickets early and visit the museum the day before the tour? Can we visit the museums the day after the tour? Or is museum entry only valid on the day that we do the tour? thanks, Holly
February 29, 2016|
Response fromqaminari|
I think it's something like 3 months (1 visit per museum/attraction) from the date of purchase/pick-up: quite a long time, anyway, so you can certainly visit any of the museums involved the day after the clocktower tour and I think also the day before, if that's the day you are picking up the tickets at the Correr Museum. At all events, the multi-museum ticket is valid for longer than the date of the tour.