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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
48-028-7137-2411
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Museum with panoramic view from 5th floor

Parked on bottom road by River Foyle, with short walk to Museum, which is right by the City Walls... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Ray R
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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
good and well informed

This museum tells the story of the city of Derry. You are guided through good information screens... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
awittenberg67
,
Oss, The Netherlands
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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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“spanish armada” (71 reviews)
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Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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"complete history"
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"derry's history"
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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
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Reviewed 10 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

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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

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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.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We spent an hour learning the details of this area as we had hoped to do some genealogy work here. I was given a sheet of recommended research steps but no genealogist was available. One of the attendants of the museum spent a lot of...More

Thank lookin4luxury
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

This museum is quite amazing and gives you an amazing history lesson that should not be missed. We enjoyed looking at all of the artifacts. Worthwhile.

Thank coachee1313
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The Tower Museum is situated within the north city walls on Magazine St. The museum appears small & unassuming from the outside but like Dr Who's TARDIS is much bigger on the inside. As directed we started our visit on the roof terrace which has...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

A greatb place to visit, particularly on a rainy day. Important and interesting historical info on how Ireland was broken up and why

Thank toeLiverpool
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Fantastic museum which i could spend all day in, explaining the story of Derry through the ages. Also the Armada part of the museum is also excellent. The "Lettershandoney Madonna" however is nothing to do with the mckinney family and i should know because I...More

Thank JOE K
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I did like this museum and the three distinct areas is a great approach, the main history of Derry/Londonderry is cleverly laid out with informative and interesting exhibits, the local history section was different and the shipwreck section in the tower iteslf is well done...More

Thank Kiffs68
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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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