Tower Museum

Tower Museum, Derry: Hours, Address, Tower Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Tower Museum
4.5
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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Declan
Limerick, Ireland31 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2021
Went here on a rainy morning in Derry and was very pleasantly surprised. Really thorough overview of the history of the city - very informative, and covered the controversial stuff very fairly, in my opinion . . .Very friendly staff, and very cheap too - highly recommended.
Written October 19, 2021
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malcsaville
Stroud, UK1,041 contributions
Do Visit!
Oct 2021
Well laid out, informative, and engaging the visitor in the story of conflict over the centuries, setting recent troubles in an historical context. An added bonus is the local story related to The Spanish Armada - a surprise package !
We were the only visitors that morning - lucky to have it to ourselves, but please do visit to make sure that the museum stays open all year round........
Written October 13, 2021
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NDMEdinburgh
Edinburgh, UK321 contributions
A must visit if in the City.
Sep 2021 • Couples
This was far more comprehensive than I expected and arranged very well, with a number of videos as you work your way around. Sets the City in the multiple historical contexts and you can spend a couple of hours (and I’m usually not a long stayer in a museum)
We visited after going on the City Walking tour and getting this discount.
Worth going to the top floor after and onto the roof space for the views, then working your way done the floors on the Spanish Armada wreck - all news to me that they sailed round here!
A class museum with clearly a lot spent on it to position it’s knowledge well.
Written September 16, 2021
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sand100
Loughborough233 contributions
You really should visit this museum!
Aug 2021
An interesting museum covering the whole history of Derry. Give yourself plenty of time to get around and make sure you don't miss any bits out. Friendly staff and a great view from the top.
Written September 2, 2021
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Fiona Mc
London, UK6 contributions
The complete picture, from ancient times to the present day
Aug 2021
The Story of Derry is the essential bit of this museum, and there's a lot of it, but the entrance is somewhat hidden at the back, past the ticket desk - we were directed to the Spanish Armada stuff in the tower first, and almost missed the main exhibition. It's all good but make sure you have time and energy for the main event, which includes films and artefacts as well as explanatory posters and displays.
Written August 9, 2021
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MarcusHurley
Bristol, UK7,711 contributions
Some fascinating exhibits
Aug 2021
This is a lovely little museum with the expected history of Londonderry through the ages. It has stuff for all ages but in some ways was a bit too teachy without enough of the personal anecdotes (although I loved the one about the butter smuggler having to stand in the sun!) to make it truly engaging.
The information about the shipwreck of the Spanish galleon was fascinating and the guns amazingly impressive. The views from the roof terrace were good although I don't think it was actually signposted unless you knew it was there. Friendly and helpful staff and a bargain entry cost.
Written August 5, 2021
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Christopher K
2 contributions
couldn't recommend high enough
Jun 2021 • Couples
Amazing value. did this tour before leaving derry after a great night away. ended up spending over an hour here. so insightful and great price (£4). a must go for anyone curious about derry and Irish history from the formation of it to modern times
Written June 21, 2021
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Simon S
Ballymoney, UK16 contributions
Doing a project on Spanish Armada
Aug 2020
Really loved the exhibition on Spanish Armada. Fascinating not only seeing artefacts recovered but the story behind the local divers and the efforts that went into finding and recovery of these treasures. Went here on a quiet Sunday and had expert guidance and friendly banter from Troy. Did not have time to view in detail the local history section which is very impressive. Will be back another day to do that.

This may be a small museum but there is a wealth of such interesting things to see. Three staff on that day and they were all brilliant and very helpful
Written September 7, 2020
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Jac C
17 contributions
Very interesting and great value for money
Aug 2020 • Couples
The museum is very interesting and outstandingly good value. Take time to watch he 15 min film at the end as it bought everything together and was very informative. The free exhibition at the start is good too.
Written August 17, 2020
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Shelly
Hemel Hempstead, UK32 contributions
Dont go home without visiting here
Aug 2020 • Couples
Very informative museum on both sides, learnt alot from it, lovely staff, value for money as was only £3 each, some great artefacts throughout
Written August 7, 2020
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