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Address: Guildhall Shipquay Place, Derry BT48 6DQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 7137 6510
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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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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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Remarkable Building

This is a shining example of how to make a city hall. The architecture is wonderful and the stained glass is amazing. There is an organ on the upper floor that is gorgeous. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tooele, Utah

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Tooele, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a shining example of how to make a city hall. The architecture is wonderful and the stained glass is amazing. There is an organ on the upper floor that is gorgeous. The exhibits explain a lot about Derry's past. The plaza has dancing fountains, and it was fun watching the children play in them.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an interesting and beautiful historical building ,great staff and a pleasure to spend time in .Learned a lot of its history will definitely be back

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was raining while we were in Derry so we stopped into the guildhall to dry off between seeing the various murals. The stained glass windows throughout are stunning, and the exhibit on the first colonization by the British was interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much worth visiting. The museum section is well worth seeing. Free guided tours allow you to sit in the Mayor's chair.

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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning building with lots to see. located in a beautiful square with fountains. Coffee shops and people watching everywhere around here.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only visited here because it was raining, how serendipitous we discovered an exhibition on the Ulster plantation, which was very informative and wonderful stain glass windows upstairs who told their own stories and a chance to see the council chamber within a very photogenic building with its own cafe and free admittance. Great value!

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed a visit to Derry and Guild Hall was definitely one of the highlights. Spectacular and very detailed stained glad throughout the beautiful building! We went through all the exhibits and learned a great deal about the building and all of the troubles in Derry over the years.

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Paeroa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's free and worth a quick look. Make sure you go upstairs too. Good display on about the "Plantation". Lovely stain glass windows.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Guildhall is an amazing building. Be sure to visit to see the artistry on display. Queen Vic lost her fingers her once upon a time!

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

The Guildhall in the heart of the City of Londonderry, situated just outside the old city walls, was built in 1890 and reflects the close connections between the city and the City of London and its various Livery Companies dating back to the Plantation of Ulster in the early 17th century. The stained glass windows are stunning, and the main... More 

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