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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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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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Don't forget to go to the roof deck for the view! There is so much history in the city and the museum does a good job displaying it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Adultchlid
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't forget to go to the roof deck for the view! There is so much history in the city and the museum does a good job displaying it.

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Thank Adultchlid
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited last Saturday with my 10 year old son and was welcomed by a lovely lady at reception who advised us to go to the top for the city views and work our way down. Good advice - although we managed to get a bit confused after doing the Armada half and ended up in a hall with lots of... More 

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Thank Anne T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow plenty of time for your visit as reading about the various exhibits takes more time than you think!

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Thank 16mas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum to get out of the city's rain. Not disappointed. Lots of information and cinema at the end of the Derry exhibition. Good way to spend a few hours!

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Thank Louise2795
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I recently visited the Tower Museum in Derry. We arrived quite late to the museum, around 4pm but the staff were very welcoming and helpful! We were given an introduction to the museum and we went on our way. I found the exhibits to be very interesting! I am from Dublin, my boyfriend is from Derry, and we both love... More 

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Thank CiaraOH1
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This museum is only £4 per adult and you get five floors of history and culture for this. There are interactive elements and lots of video overviews of the history of Derrie to Londonderry. There is a lift so this is suitable for young familys and older members. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful well worth a visit.

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Thank Serendipidity1
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The artifacts from the shipwreck of the La Trinidad Valencea from the Spanish Amada are facinating to view and the way they are displayed is exceptional. It really gives the feeling of their discoverry and retrevial. The2 long and interesting history of Derry is so well explained in "The Story of Derry". After you have finished at the museun there... More 

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Thank 382albert
Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Really friendly staff, she recommend that we go see the views before it got dark. Could have spend hours here. Very well laid out history of Derry and Ireland - well worth the visit

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Thank L R
Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

A good way to learn the local history. The displays are very good and supplemented by some outstanding videos. There's also a wonderful multi-floor exhibit about one of the Spanish Armada ships that was recovered from the nearby seafloor.

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Thank Jim H
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Went on an guided tour of the Tower Museum. Chris was our guide. He was very knowledgeable giving us the history of the area from the earliest time till the present and ending with a film which lasts about 15 minutes. All very professional and the exhibitions and layout excellent. Well worth a visit.

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