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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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See this place after taking the Derry Walls walking tour and it will help you understand how Derry... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edmonton, Canada
Archeology day

Fantastic day out in the Tower Museum. Well planned for the kiddos and very informative (Especially... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Derry, 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.
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  • Average4%
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Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

See this place after taking the Derry Walls walking tour and it will help you understand how Derry came to be formed. Some good displays and historical facts. Staff were very friendly and helpful

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic day out in the Tower Museum. Well planned for the kiddos and very informative (Especially the Mabel Colhoun portion) for a History dork Mummy. The Viking dig was fabulous and the guys running it had great patience with the little ones. When is the...More

Thank LLcooljosie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you want to know about the history of Derry/Londonderry, you could do no better than to visit this museum. For a relatively small charge £4 for adults (reduced rates for families, children and pensioners), you can spend a few hours going through the exhibitions....More

Thank DiscerningNIreland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely Experience in this pristine building.The staff were so pleasant polite and helpful.Very interesting trail through history!Checked out the interactive room-excellant hands - on activities for kids!Well worth a visit.

Thank 235Marie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum provides a complete account of the history of Derry, and of Northern Ireland from the neolitic age to the last facts. A lor of documents are presented, and a lot of text interesting to read is available on the displays. he girona part...More

Thank ABonarini
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to visit the Tower Museum, excellent place to visit, lots of interesting gems to view, archeology day on 8th of July, very interesting, very helpful lady at the customer desk.

Thank braehouse4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent history of many things ..not the least of which are artifacts recovered in the 1970's from a Spanish Ship wreck from the 17th century , I think , on the West coast of Ireland that was exposed to divers after huge storms ,washed away...More

Thank Ed I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had never heard of this museum before we visited. The Laurentic and Spanish Armada exhibitions were very good. The history of Derry one is a more static feature and is informative too. Admission is reasonably priced and I would visit again

Thank Con_and_Julie
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here one afternoon while visiting Derry. I found this museum interesting and liked how it wasn't too crowded.

Thank FamTimeFL
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This museum looks small, but it is full of information. Worthwhile information! We caught ourselves reading almost everything there, but of course you can go thru quicker if you would like. The museum has to be one of the most informative in Ireland. It takes...More

Thank Debbi D
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Myrtle H
7 July 2017|
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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.
30 May 2016|
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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