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Address: Guildhall Shipquay Place, Derry BT48 6DQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 7137 6510
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks,...

The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks, located in the heart of the city since 1890.

The Guildhall is a must see visitor attraction with over 20 magnificent stained glass windows representing the history of the city and the Plantation of Ulster exhibition .

The newly refurbished and award winning Guildhall provides a unique and state of the art venue for events.

The main hall has a capacity of up to 600 standing or 400 seated and provides a stunning backdrop for corporate hire, conferences, events and civil ceremonies.

The Whittaker Suite can accommodate up to 60 and is the perfect space for business meetings, functions and civil ceremonies.

All spaces are equipped with state of the art technology for sound, audio and lighting.

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Amazing stained glass windows and history of ulster plantation

The ground floor has some lovely stained glass windows and a very well done history of the ulster plantation how it came into being and the effects of it on the past and current... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The ground floor has some lovely stained glass windows and a very well done history of the ulster plantation how it came into being and the effects of it on the past and current inhabitants. The main hall on the next floor up had a room with awesome stained glass windows. Well worth the visit. Both are free. The main... More 

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Atchison
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Guildhall is beautiful. We were visiting Derry to celebrate the 85th Anniversary of Amelia Earhart's landing in Derry. A special event was held in the hall. We were delighted to tour the building and experience some of Derry's history. Definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Derry!

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Black Creek, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While waiting for the Bogside History Tour to commence we had a quick look around this fantastic building. There are many beautiful non-religious stained glass windows and a huge pipe organ. Wish I had a little more time to explore it.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our visit was as a recommendation from our taxi driver. Restored after two bombs destroyed much of its interior during the troubles it proves that there are still some great craftsmen around

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Derry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful building a lot of history shown inside on first floor. Friendly and helpful stafff outstanding windows

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended an award ceremony in this stunning building this week. The staff, and food we were served, were amazing. It is a historic and beautiful building and we'll worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing building with a rich history itself but which displays an excellent historical summary of the City. A must visit building for anyone visiting Londonderry/Derry.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Guildhall has a great little museum on the first floor and the desk attendant that day, whose name escapes me, was just simply amazing. He asked each member of our group what our home state was in the US and then proceeded to tell us the state capitol. He also provided us with a little history lesson before we headed... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learnt a lot from the exhibition - clearly laid out and explained the history of the city well. Gorgeous building and excellent coffee shop. A must see if you are interested in knowing the story of L'Derry.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What I loved, aside from the gorgeous architecture and windows, was that thee exhibition inside focused on the history of the plantation system, the kings, queens and Gaelic lords that were involved from the 1500s to near 1700. Understanding that part of the history and then the siege of Londonderry (best learned at the Tower Museum) you can get a... More 

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