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Address: Guildhall Shipquay Place, 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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A wonderful world of stain glass

Municipal buildings don't do much for me, however, this was a pleasant surprise. The ground floor usually houses temporary exhibitions of local history. On my visit it was an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Municipal buildings don't do much for me, however, this was a pleasant surprise. The ground floor usually houses temporary exhibitions of local history. On my visit it was an interesting history in pictures and videos on the Ulster Plantations. The upper floor is a large hall, probably most well known for holding part of the Bloody Sunday inquiry. There is... More 

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Chichester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Derry or Londonderry is a great Town to visit. The Guildhall is a must-see. It's a beautiful building. Lots of interesting historical stuff going on inside including videos.

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting to visit this restored historic building which has featured so much in modern history. I insisted on Mon August 22nd which is the date of the local newspaper found in a time capsule when therestoration was undertaken so 129 years later I was able to read the local news

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a bueatiful building, the stained glass windows are amazing, The organ is huge, this building is well maintained and This attraction if free, there are good toilet facilities and cafe too

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful inside and out. A good meeting point for a tour and you can also get a walking tour of th city walls

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting construction details, very ornate wood trims throughout the structure. Highlight of the building is the upper floor (3rd?) that has a huge and beautiful organ in the expansive meeting room. We inquired of the security person who indicated the organ is played routinely by qualified persons. Another interesting fact was that anyone can reserve the space, which many do... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guild Hall is worth a half an hour tour. They have done a lovely job of restoring it after the building was bombed extensively during the conflict. The rooms were all done very tastefully,it is worth the time to look if you are in Londonderry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good plantation exhibit and it's free which is even better. The architecture inside and outside is amazing. Also look out for occassional events taking place inside, outside or both.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Guildhall is a very impressive building, both outside and inside. It is worth walking around the exterior to admire the neo-gothic architecture, nice surroundings and fun water fountains (that children use as a splash pad on warm, summer days). Inside, check out the stained glass windows, the rich wooden stairway and moldings, and the art. There is a statue... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I had visited the city before I had never visited the guildhall. It is a very impressive building and the stain glass windows are something to be seen (although I understand that most of them have been replaced following bomb damage during the troubles. If you look at the names of former and current councillors and aldermen it puts... More 

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