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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Madeline M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent museum When finished I felt I knew a lot about the history of Derry/Londonderry Such an intriguing city. I felt I understood the "Troubles" and "Bloody Sunday" better. Museum presented what I feel was an unbiased view.

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Thank LABROS C
Newbridge, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably priced at £4 for an adult. The 1916 display is very interesting with lots of personal stories told. History of Derry is shown from the Stone Age right up to the present day. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Tracey N
Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend some time enjoying this well-presented museum. It puts historic aspects of what you experience in Ireland into perspective. Multi-media exhibits interesting and informative.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great displays of local and regional history...but, during our visit many of the audio visual and other displays were not working. We felt like we missed half of the tour. The staff were trying to get things on line but not in time for us.

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Thank Jim S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of historical facts and Irish myths with some interesting facts such as the start of OS mapping. Visit for yourself to find out more. Well put together.

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Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really enjoyed this museum....wonderful lay out and great lesson on the Irish history.......did not intend to go here but really glad we did

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the modest admission. Covers a lot of historical territory, and handles some pretty contentious times in what seems (to an outsider anyway) to be a pretty balanced way.

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there with a group twice in four years and the things I learned was very good as I learned some things about the twon and Londonderry from years ago was very good to find out what had happened in our town before I was born and even back farer than I can think back I would recmend this... More 

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