The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall

The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, Derry

The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall

The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,484 contributions
Magnificent
Aug 2021
This building is surprisingly big. It is located right beside the Walls, overlooking Bogside. That is culturally very significant. The building is architecturally magnificent, well, at least on the 2 main sides
Written September 24, 2021
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carriessh0es
County Antrim, UK119 contributions
Lovely architectural building
Jan 2020
Weren't inside this building but it looks grand from the outside. Saw it on the city walls walk. Very interesting.
Written January 17, 2020
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phobic1d
Sundridge, Canada107 contributions
Partisan, but very enlightening and educational
Sep 2019 • Friends
Tells the story of older Derry history, the importance of the walls, and why the Apprentice Boys are proud of their organization and city.
Written October 29, 2019
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dianne m
manchester432 contributions
Contains the Siege museum
Oct 2019
The Apprentice Boys is a society which parades around Derry twice a year and publicly burns an effigy of a guy thought to have betrayed the city hundreds of years ago.
Written October 25, 2019
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Robert M
Penicuik, UK116 contributions
Enlightening
Oct 2019
A well maintained and curated museum, imparting one of two sides of a history often distorted by the media. Interesting exhibits and video displays. Quite a chilling story.
Written October 12, 2019
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James M
Glasgow, UK33 contributions
Weekend break
Aug 2019 • Friends
Once again the place was outstanding place to visit highly recommend it to anyone visiting the city well worth it VVV
Written August 11, 2019
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RSM
Belfast, UK14 contributions
The Siege Museum is a hidden treasure trove of history!
May 2019 • Couples
As you walk around the famous walls you come across the Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall and just up the street beside is the Siege Museum. Just £4 entrance fee and we got to spend quite some time learning about the history of the siege, the personal history and role of the apprentices and the tradition of opening and closing the gates every year. There is also a lot of artefacts relating to the First World War.

I would definitely recommend that you include this little gem in your itinerary!
Written August 2, 2019
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WW_Traveller023
Kirrawee, Australia1,774 contributions
Another historic place on the wall
Sep 2018 • Friends
As you walk around Londonderry on the wall, there are a lot of historic buildings, memorials - this one is the Apprentice Boys Hall and is dedicated to 13 apprentices who, in 1688, locked the gates of the city to keep out the Jacobites.
This actual building dates from 1877 and 1937 and looks very grim on a dark rainy day. It now houses the Siege Museum.
Written July 29, 2019
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,718 contributions
No Surrender!
Apr 2019 • Solo
You will pass this on your walk around the walls of the City. It is where apprentices from England lived and worked and at one time famously blocked the gates of the City from threatening Catholic invaders. It is the home of the Siege Museum documenting that famous Siege that the Apprentice boys held off with their shouts of "No Surrender!" a cry that is still used by Loyalist supporters of rule by England of Northern Ireland.
Written May 5, 2019
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,329 contributions
Elegant Building By The City Walls
Apr 2019 • Solo
Beautiful Building which tells the story of the Siege of Derry in 1688 and how the apprentice boys closed the doors of the city rather than admit the approaching Catholic forces.
In more troubles times it was one of nany symbols of division and bigotry, thankfully now it is an interesting piece of history.
Written April 14, 2019
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