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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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If history interests you, then this is must do

If you want an unbiased understanding of the history of Derry, L-Derry, Londonderry, then this is a... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2015
Christopher N
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Tower museum

Beautiful museum and very interesting exhibits that show the history of Derry from the very...very... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

If you want an unbiased understanding of the history of Derry, L-Derry, Londonderry, then this is a must to visit.

1  Thank Christopher N
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Beautiful museum and very interesting exhibits that show the history of Derry from the very...very beginning

1  Thank realucfan
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Visited the Tower Museum with my boyfriend because I was keen to show him the history of Derry. They have a great exhibition on Derry, the Walls, the wars and rebellions over the years, the nationalist/unionist divide and even an exhibition on the Spanish Armada....More

Thank Claire F
Reviewed 9 August 2015

The Tower museum is a fine museum to gather an in-depth understanding for the history of Derry city. Very reasonably priced and in a prime location the museum offers a very historical outlook on the city. Separated into two portions the first deals with the...More

Thank Drbinoche
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Definitely worth a visit to understand the local history. Many interactive displays and much larger than it looks from outside.

Thank juliegM5195OM
Reviewed 4 August 2015

A great place to start before you explore Derry, for it will provide you with factual historical information and understanding. A great surprise to me was to come across a large painting of my grannie Lappin, so unexpected, the staff are very knowledgeable and approachable,...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

This museum is imaginative and interesting tracing the history of the area and the city with reference and deference to both cultures. If your understanding of Nationalism and Unionism is confused this will help. Enjoyable and hosted by friendly staff. ( ask if you can...More

Thank Daoinenaheireann
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Well presented overview of city history. Nice mix of displays, artefacts and videos. Wish we'd had time to see the Spanish ship part which is housed in another part of the building. It looked really fabulous.

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We arrived at the end of the day and didn't get to enjoy the Spanish Armada exhibit, but the local history exhibit was a good preview for the tour we took the next day 4 pounds entry.

Thank Abbe C
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is an excellent museum and one of the better attractions I visited in Northern Ireland. There is an informative, unbiased, factual exhibition on the history of Derry and the surrounding region from early settlers to the modern age. This exhibition was very detailed and...More

1  Thank Slapheado
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I visited the Tower museum in 2010. I believe I saw that a John Weir was one of the first 2 Presbyterian clergymen to be sent to America. Am I correct? What year was that? Do you know where he settled? I believe he is an ancestor of mine. Thank you, Judy Cornell
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