Workhouse Museum and Library

Workhouse Museum and Library, Derry: Hours, Address, Workhouse Museum and Library Reviews: 4/5

Workhouse Museum and Library

Workhouse Museum and Library
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Libraries • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

4.0
19 reviews
Excellent
9
Very good
6
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
2

Christine C
Derry, N. Ireland15 contributions
Workhouse Museum is closed. Library open.
Dec 2016 • Family
The museum is closed, the council did not renew the lease. The library is still there, you can park for free and go in and sit down and have a lovely read of books, newspapers etc. There is a toilet that is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately no cafe.Friendly, helpful staff.
Written December 11, 2016
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Ali_Travel_Bunny_13
Belfast, UK34 contributions
Very Interesting
Aug 2013 • Family
I hope this place is not closed, I visited last year and thought it was a very good tourist attraction and the staff were very pleasant. There is nothing like this in Belfast and it was a unique attraction that L/Derry should have been proud of.
Written July 21, 2014
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acejosie
Rochester, NY57 contributions
Closed as of April 2014
May 2014 • Couples
Went there and found it closed two weeks ago. Artifacts were taken to the City Museum, I believe. We were really Disappointed, as it sounded interesting.
Written May 1, 2014
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Kay S
Bradford, UK14 contributions
incredibly thought provoking and well worth a visit
Feb 2014 • Family
Laura gave us a fabulous talk and tour and really engaged our children who were drawn into a life of gruel, hard labour and separation from their parents. We were enthralled for over an hour in her company and she even gave the children a biscuit at the end of the tour. A plea to Derry Council to sign post it, provide information leaflets and even better secure funding to restore the top floor so we can see more. Such a shame that so much of the workhouse and land has been already sold and built on. A definite must to visit!
Written February 27, 2014
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goodtimeslondon_8
London36 contributions
Well worth a visit
Above the waterside library is this hidden gem. Brilliant 20 minute tour given by Laura offered loads of insight, history and social info. Do not miss this - it is half an hour brilliantly spent and there was no charge! Can't believe I didn't know it was here. Should have been made much of in the year of city of culture.
Written January 15, 2014
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Conor S
Belfast, UK25 contributions
great place
Aug 2013 • Solo
As this is not the type of thing i would not normally visit this was surprisingly good whilst being a little spooky in the corridor,would like to mention that the staff are great especially Heather who is so enthusiastic about the place.
Written December 6, 2013
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Arnie120
Coleraine, UK38 contributions
A real gem that needs to be preserved!
Dec 2013 • Solo
I agree totally with earlier reviewers. Having heard about it on TV, i came here to see the spitfire exhibit but was really most excited by Laura, the guide, and her stories about the workhouse. Amazingly when I was trying to find the place, a real challenge, most of the culture staff had never heard of either the exhibit or the museum! Shame on Derry City Council for not using this year to promote and exploit these two unique pieces of our history. Instead this museum has been ignored, under resourced and left totally off the map. Half of the original workhouse building has already been lost to ugly private development lets hope thats not the plan for the rest of it. It was both our first and the last remaining workhouse building we have!
Written December 4, 2013
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David C
Carrickfergus, UK3 contributions
Well worth a visit.
Nov 2013 • Couples
My wife and I visited the museum after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and were glad we did. As has been said before, not that easy to find but when we arrived we had the place to ourselves.This was fortunate because we spent the next 30 minutes in the company of Laura the guide whose knowledge and enthusiasm for relating the history of the workhouse kept us enthralled.In fact Laura deserves the 5 stars on her own.
Written November 4, 2013
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4fabrobs
Leamington Spa, UK7 contributions
So glad we went
Oct 2013 • Family
We visited the Workhouse Museum during a week in Derry and are so glad we did. We had intended to attend the story telling event, planned as part of the Halloween entertainment but realised that it was aimed at children much younger than ours. On asking at the office though, Laura, who is the guide, took us around and treated us to a fantastically informative and interesting little tour. She is a knowledgeable and engaging narrator and managed to present the sadness and hardship of Workhouse life in a really atmospheric fashion, keeping the attention of a mixed age group. I would echo what others have said here about the staff being brilliant.
What does make me sad is that this place is so poorly publicised and sign posted,especially given that this aspect of our Social and Economic History is particularly important at the moment. I visited several years ago, thought it was great then too and assumed that with the Peace Bridge opening the greater accessibility would lead to greater use as a visitor attraction. How sad that this is not happening.
Derry City Council come on.
Written October 28, 2013
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Alison M
Glasgow, UK74 contributions
Workhouse Museum
Jul 2013 • Friends
Visited recently-what a shame that not more has been invested in making this a really excellent experience-was a bit of a challenge to find with poor sign posting and unhelpful wrong directions by the Tourist Information folk. However when we did find it we were met enthusiastically by staff who were able to provide and share lots of information even though a number of the planned exhibits/information are not yet available. Local stories were also woven into the information detailing accounts of personal experience by visitors- this type of information should be used and a bit more investment made. Shame that this is not better supported especially in view of the year of culture-staff warmth, friendliness and ability to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable made this a great visit.
Written July 28, 2013
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