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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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The whole history of Derry

Covers the whole history of Derry. Very affordable museum inside the walled section of Derry. We were surprised to find we'd lost two hours wandering around in the exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Cindy F
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Covers the whole history of Derry. Very affordable museum inside the walled section of Derry. We were surprised to find we'd lost two hours wandering around in the exhibits here. Probably because there were exhibits where you sat down to watch short films and the like. Very friendly gents at the front desk (there was a different one when we... More 

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some extra time built into my trip and chose to take the tour. Brilliant exhibit and timeline of the history of Derry from prehistoric times through the Troubles. Well worth the modest admission fee.

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Thank Barbara K
Paeroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is good value with friendly helpful staff. The Museum is well laid out and has a perfect blend of artefacts, written info and film displayed. Gives a great history of Derry/Londonderry through the years. Plus the Spanish warship discovery and history display in a separate area is also worth looking at.

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Thank 19Lucy14
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent hours in this very informative and interesting museum. It helps put the whole amazing and at times disturbing history of this city into perspective. The ticket allows you to leave and return to the museum within the same day so we took a break and walked over the lovely peace bridge and have lunch then returned to continue... More 

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Thank martdoch
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tower Museum is a modern museum and is well laid out covering the history of Derry/Londonderry with lots of interactive exhibits and a modern approach. This was particularly good in the Section on the Easter Rising which focused on some of the local people who were/might have been involved in plans to stage a simultaneous rising in Derry. A... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tower Museum has exhibits covering the history of Derry/Londonderry over the centuries. It is well laid out and the staff are informative and helpful. The self-guided tour finishes with an insight into the finding of the wreck of a Spanish warship, with many artefacts from the wreck on display. The view of the City from the top of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this really interesting Lots of interactive areas and its split across 4 floors Really good value and you will learn a lot about local area and its history Would definitely recommend a visit

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Thank Rosiebuckley
Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great family day out with my niece and nephew friendly helpful staff and plenty to see the kids really enjoyed the interactive children's area.

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Pelhrimov, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entrance free was 4 pounds I think, but you get a lot for that money. The largest part of the museum is a kind of timeline showing local history from the very beginning up to recent times. Loads of period exhibits and information panels make it a very enjoyable experience. Then you can take the lift to the roof... More 

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County Donegal, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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