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Address: Guildhall Street, Derry BT48 6DQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 7137 6510
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks,...

The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks, located in the heart of the city since 1890.

The Guildhall is a must see visitor attraction with over 20 magnificent stained glass windows representing the history of the city and the Plantation of Ulster exhibition .

The newly refurbished and award winning Guildhall provides a unique and state of the art venue for events.

The main hall has a capacity of up to 600 standing or 400 seated and provides a stunning backdrop for corporate hire, conferences, events and civil ceremonies.

The Whittaker Suite can accommodate up to 60 and is the perfect space for business meetings, functions and civil ceremonies.

All spaces are equipped with state of the art technology for sound, audio and lighting.

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Nice stop along your way.

The Guildhall is a good way to get your bearings in Derry, but I would not go out of the way to stop in here unless you're a history buff and/or into art and architecture. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Guildhall is a good way to get your bearings in Derry, but I would not go out of the way to stop in here unless you're a history buff and/or into art and architecture. The facility has some nice clean bathrooms along with a few very small exhibits depicting history of the area. Perhaps the most worthwhile of all... More 

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County Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This spectacular red bricked building along the waterfront is truly gorgeous for it's beauty and architecture both inside and outside. But what is really helpful here is the exhibition inside which gives the history of the city for the past few centuries and to the present day. It also gives insight into some of the complexities of the 'troubles' in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Guildhall for a look through the museum and displays. Many things to look at and read through. Interactive things for the children. If you are traveling with a group or on your own - the Guildhall is also a good toilet stop (always good to know when you are traveling). It is also a stop on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You will be attracted to the building by its beautiful exterior. Go inside and be treated to the gorgeous stained glass and architecture. A small interesting museum adds to the understanding historical aspects of Derry.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have very clean restrooms here. The self guided tour is free. Interesting historical events surround the buildings history. The statue of Queen Victoria shows damage from past bombings & there are visible bullet holes in the walls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went to the guildhall to look around and was fantastic very interesting building the rooms was amaycin and the staff very helpful

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toured the inside of the Guildhall and it was beautiful. A hidden gem in the city but worth seeing.Their is a small museum as well that you can read up on Ulster and its history.

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Thank Deb M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by the Guildhall after a long day walking around Derry, not expecting find much of interest. Instead we were treated to a different view of Derry...the English merchant's view. It was they that invested in Derry and built the walls. This Guildhall sits between the quay and the gates just outside the walls. The little museum inside takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restorations. Enormous pipe organ on second floor in ballroom. Meticulously clean centrally located to walking tour. Good meeting point for groups

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The current about the plantation of Ulster was really well done and had something for the whole family to learn - dress ups for kids, interactive and yet good for adults.

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