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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
48-028-7137-2411
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History lesson

Another museum recommended to us to visit, easy to find, just behind a gate in the walls opposite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jane53England
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Somewhat disappointing

There was some renovation going on, so that may have affected our experience. But I found the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
turas_10
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Evanston, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Another museum recommended to us to visit, easy to find, just behind a gate in the walls opposite the Guildhall. £2.40 for over 60s. Covers all the history of Derry.

Thank jane53England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There was some renovation going on, so that may have affected our experience. But I found the museum a little dated and disappointing. I can't say I learned anything new. There's a hefty Unionist slant to the history as its presented, which seemed jarring after...More

Thank turas_10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very special , well layed out museum that is well worth a visit. We really enjoyed it here and we would have liked to have stayed longer.An very good history of Derry. .

Thank glyn l
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i was in here few days go for first time i loved it WOW WOW it was so lovely in there and seen all old things from many many years ago

Thank derrycity22
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to the history of Derry displays housed here but at the time of our visit, this display was unavailable due to maintenance. Whilst the Spanish armada ship display was OK, it was not the reason we had visited for. Located close...More

Thank bobjanh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good museum that provides a history of the area from the earliest days. I spent an hour examining everything. There is a small fee. They are opening a section in the near future on the Spanish Armada. I asked why the Spanish...More

Thank robertbell2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Story of Derry was great. Very informative and invoked many memories of my days walking to St Columb’s College on Bishop Street., Some great memories, some sad and dark....but then that’s history!! Still well worth a visit...pity that parts were shut, but definitely will...More

Thank Euge C
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A very affordable museum (£2) sitting beside the walls. Useful to visit to explain the story of the walls and the city and reinforce the views you admire walking around the walls.

Thank AJCreelman
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

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!

Thank francesgilman1981
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 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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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.
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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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