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Tower Museum

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Address: Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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48-028-7137-2411
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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A museum explaining the political conflict that has shaped the city and the...

A museum explaining the political conflict that has shaped the city and the country: a must for those unfamiliar with Northern Ireland's war-torn past.

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Great place to begin a tour

Very nice museum with very friendly staff. We parked down the road and walked into the walled city to come across the tower museum first. What a great place to begin out tour of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Very nice museum with very friendly staff. We parked down the road and walked into the walled city to come across the tower museum first. What a great place to begin out tour of the city (little did we know that it would be washed out with rain). The museum is very well designed and took us through the history... More 

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Belfast,Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by friends to visit the Tower Museum and it was well worth the visit, telling the story of the city over 1600 odd years right up to the present day. Really interesting, although our 15 year wasn't impressed and was bored for most of it, so probably wouldn't consider it child friendly as it is not that... More 

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Thank TheBish
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Very detailed tour from the founding of Derry all the way to modern day. Visited this as part of a tour but would have preferred to wander freely through the exhibits. That said we did have a great guide.

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Thank GoonsOnToast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I spent a good two hours plus in the museum. I started at the top floor and worked my way down through the history of the Spanish Armada and the excavation of the shipwreck found off the Irish coast. I thought that was it, I was wrong. The whole history of the city of Derry/Londonderry was well laid out and... More 

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Visited this museum in November and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of information available (for a very reasonable ticket price). Very helpful and friendly staff, and the museum wasn't busy at all.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Gave a good history of the City over a number of floors. The receptionist on the day was very helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We enjoyed out visit to this museum. The history was presented in an honest and neutral way and was very informative to read, see and hear. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Modern museum covering many aspects of Derry/Londondery history. 1916 was a focus as it was with many museums we visited. Every section was well laid out with a fascinating story to tell. Only sorry our time was running out so we missed the Armada exhibit.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Covers the whole history of Derry. Very affordable museum inside the walled section of Derry. We were surprised to find we'd lost two hours wandering around in the exhibits here. Probably because there were exhibits where you sat down to watch short films and the like. Very friendly gents at the front desk (there was a different one when we... More 

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Had some extra time built into my trip and chose to take the tour. Brilliant exhibit and timeline of the history of Derry from prehistoric times through the Troubles. Well worth the modest admission fee.

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