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Tower Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Great museum

A well thought out museum going through the history this part of Ireland. Imaginative presentation... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Great tour of the Tower Museum

We had a wonderful guide to give us an in-depth tour and knowledge of the wonderful history of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
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Union Hall Place, Derry BT48 6LU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A well thought out museum going through the history this part of Ireland. Imaginative presentation makes this a not to be missed experience.

Thank SGPete
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful guide to give us an in-depth tour and knowledge of the wonderful history of Derry. This is a beautiful area and we all wished we could have spent more time here after our tour.

Thank Gramgram0807
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right alongside the Londonderry city walls, the Castle Museum offers an extremely well presented glimpse into both the city’s distant and recent histories. A ‘must’ before setting off around the city walls or walking around the Bogside, the epicentre of Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ which sadly...More

Thank steve_phuket
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 8th. September 2018, European Heritage Open Day, so free admission. But the museum was such good value that we wouldn’t have minded paying the € 3 admission fee. Student studying History of the Spanish Armada would benefit a great deal. Highly recommend if visiting...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum had a fascinating look from the outside. Really looked like a tower. I learned about the history of the city. The staff were friendly and helpful. Relaxing place. Look at everything at my own pace

Thank moloneythreasa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum explains the story of Derry from early settlement through the Plantation of Londonderry situated within the historic walls. Free public restrooms are available.

Thank Rita R
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Combined with visits to Guildhall and the Free Derry Museum, you’ll get an informative and diverse overview of Derry’s history and present.

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This multi-floor museum has some great exhibits for the history of the city, the region, and more. Good stuff for kids, like interactive displays. Also a special exhibit on a wreck from the Spanish Armada.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Well laid out museum. Staff friendly. £3 for adults, £1 for child which although cheap is more than a lot of museums that are free. It could be more interactive with more artefacts perhaps. There is a lot of reading which was quite overwhelming so...More

Thank Alison D
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at the museum. Very informative and well laid out. So much history with a good range of media. The armada exhibition was also very interesting.

Thank Darren H
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Myrtle H
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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.
30 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