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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
48-028-7137-2411
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What’s open is great

So it’s partially closed for refurbishment, but you can still enter for a reduced fee and enjoy a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
francesgilman1981
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Franklin, Tennessee
Undergoing work

We visited this week, unfortunately our timing wasn’t the best. The majority of the museum was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tasia M
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“spanish armada” (71 reviews)
“la trinidad” (8 reviews)
“stone age” (5 reviews)
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Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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48-028-7137-2411
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"the ground floor"
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"derry's history"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So it’s partially closed for refurbishment, but you can still enter for a reduced fee and enjoy a Well spent 40 minutes. Five stars for the staff!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this week, unfortunately our timing wasn’t the best. The majority of the museum was closed due to on going work on its exhibitions. They did have one open to the public. The staff were still fantastic and really friendly. I will have to...More

Thank Tasia M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately much of this museum was closed during our stop here, but we were able to see enough to suppose that this is quite an interesting museum. The building itself is an old stone building with an arched corridor that you have to travel through...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A very good museum but very limited when we were there as there was a lot of work going on so little to see but it was free so still well worth it. We will try to get there again when the main areas are...More

1  Thank jcgdublin
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We went on a Sunday and didn't know the main part of the museum will be closed, but met Jerry at the reception desk. He was such a delight and has a wealth of knowledge about history and culture. He explained to us the full...More

Thank TheBearMeyers
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

I went into the Tower museum thinking that I would be in and out of it in an hour. How wrong I was! After and hour I had only managed to visit the area describing the city and its history and I hadn't got to...More

Thank tanky
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

As the History of Derry exhibit is currently out of action the remaining exhibits can be seen for just £1. The Spanish armada exhibition was excellent and very informative. The story of the the failed venture is told across 3 floors. Dont miss out

Thank 42RichardB42
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We got discounted entry because only part of the museum was open but it was definitely worth it! Beautiful view over Derry from the top, and really interesting exhibition on the Armada. All felt very thoughtfully put-together and nicely displayed. Very friendly staff too!

Thank 153rachel
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a fascinating museum at the very walls of the city of Derry/Londonderry. It seeks to tell the story of this extremely historic, and sometimes tragic city from the point of view of both cultures here. I have lived near Derry for many years,...More

Thank Denis F
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is one of the best museums I have visited in a long time. Set out over several floors and just packed with history and information from the very beginning of human occupation- charts the history of Derry in a very well presented informative way....More

Thank Jenny-louise M
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Response from Euroking | Reviewed this property |
Loads of parking within a short distance of the Tower Museum. We had parked in our hotel car park. Most points of interest are within walking distance of each other. It depends on your fitness to walk.
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Response from William M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Judy regarding your question regarding Presbyterianism. The following is my understanding of the matter The first one to take Presbyterianism to the USA I believe was in fact a Rev McKimbsey/McKimsley in the 1750s. He... More
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