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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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We visited here one afternoon while visiting Derry. I found this museum interesting and liked how... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Unexpectedly full of great information

This museum looks small, but it is full of information. Worthwhile information! We caught... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbi D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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 4 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an hour in here.You will need to pay to visit the Derry part of the museum.It was quite interesting but very hot in here which took away from our enjoyment of the museum.

Thank Rita D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much information: there was an exhibit about The Laurentic (luxurious passenger ship requisitioned in WW1 for an armed merchant cruiser) which was sunk by a German mine in 1917 with 43 tonnes of gold, a wonderful section on Derry/Londonderry with a concise history of...More

Thank Caro D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum had three displays set up. We were only able to make it to two of them before being kicked out because they were closing. However, we had been there for an hour and a half. There is just so much information, it's incredible....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tower Museum, was free, but the Spanish Armada and town history sections cost £4 to see them, for both, per person. Were they worth it? We ran out of time before seeing any of the Armada area. In the town history bit many exhibits were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My goodness, I'm not sure I've ever taken in so much information in such a relatively small space. This museum is jam-packed with history... pre-history through the present! There was a special exhibit on the SS Laurentic which was very interesting, plus the Armada exhibit,...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good museum for getting some local history. There are videos dealing with things the the siege of Derry as well as a number of exhibits about local events. We did not see much at all on "the troubles". This is totally worth...More

Thank JE01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For just 4 pounds it's a great way to spend a couple of hours ( especially on a rainy day !) The " Story of Derry " takes you through chronologically from the very early formation , through the " troubles " of 70's to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a free part on the SS Laurentic story and the loss and recovery of the gold bars. I went to that part for an hour at the end of one day and went back another when I had time to really get into...More

Thank hollyspeed
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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
31 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