We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Guildhall Shipquay Place, Derry BT48 6DQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 7137 6510
Website
Today
10:00 - 18:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 536 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 321
    Excellent
  • 150
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Beautiful building

This historic beautiful building is a must see if you come to Derry. Steeped in history and a delight on the eye.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
GeorgeAnderson132
,
Derry, United Kingdom
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Derry

Add Photo Write a Review

536 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 490: English reviews
Derry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This historic beautiful building is a must see if you come to Derry. Steeped in history and a delight on the eye.

Helpful?
Thank GeorgeAnderson132
Staines, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a free to enter exhibition and tour. The staff were very helpful and Gerry was full of interesting information about the history of the guildhall and the stained glass windows which were marvelous . The exhibition was informative and had interesting exhibits . Well worth a visit

Helpful?
Thank 119emh
Derry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting the Guildhall for many years for various functions and since its refurbishment 4 years its has been restored to its full glory again. Its an architectural gem with good displays and access on ground level. To get to the main Hall itself is a little bit of trek up the stairs but well worth it

Helpful?
Thank Bready8
Paris, France
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guildhall is a gorgeous building all lovers of architecture will want to explore (admission is free.) A small museum on the first floor is dedicated to the history of the Ulster Plantation and is an interactive exhibit that can be done in 20mins or less. The upstairs main hall boasts gorgeous woodwork and stained class that must be seen.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rachel L
Dublin
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building with very good displays and information. Small and manageable. And unbelievably it's free.

Helpful?
Thank Happy V
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
208 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at guildhall last week. We spent about 45 minutes in the exhibition. We also had great conversations and were warmly welcomed by the staff on site. Great place to visit in town !

Helpful?
1 Thank Kirsten M
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a place to visit when in Derry ..very impressive both inside + outside ..lovely friendly + informative staff

Helpful?
Thank 717louise1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Guildhall to see some of the history about Derry and there was plenty to see and read

Helpful?
Thank 28garry
Level Contributor
34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Beautiful venue richly tied into Derry's history. Great stories behind this venue of ghosts and guild members.

Helpful?
Thank GoonsOnToast
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Must do, you can visit this place for free and it's worth having a look around, even a quick one. The building is very beautiful!

Helpful?
Thank lillyyy47

Travellers who viewed Guildhall also viewed

Derry, County Londonderry
Derry, County Londonderry
 
Derry, County Londonderry
Derry, County Londonderry
 

Been to Guildhall? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Guildhall and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Guildhall staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?