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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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Jerry from Derry Needs a Raise!

We went on a Sunday and didn't know the main part of the museum will be closed, but met Jerry at... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
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A surprising museum

I went into the Tower museum thinking that I would be in and out of it in an hour. How wrong I... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
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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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Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Parked on bottom road by River Foyle, with short walk to Museum, which is right by the City Walls. Interesting info about Londonderry's history, as well as history of a Spanish Galleon (survivor of the Armada,that escaped along English East coast up to Derry) that...More

Thank Ray R
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This museum tells the story of the city of Derry. You are guided through good information screens through the time. furthermore is there a exposicion of the recovery of a ship out the Armada. It's worth to visit also for disabled

Thank awittenberg67
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I was disappointed by this museum. My main interest was in the Spanish Armada display but there weren't all that many recovered artefacts on view and a lot was focused on the excavation as opposed to the actual history. The section on the history of...More

Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Tower Museum has 3 exhibits. One that changes periodically and two that are permanent. We learned much about the history of Derry and it's struggles over the centuries.

Thank Bruce W
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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