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Tower Museum

Tower MuseumUnion Hall Place
BT48 6LU
Telephone: 028 71372411


Tower Museum is located at Union Hall Place, within the historic walls of the city of Derry, and tells the fascinating story of the city from its monastic beginnings to present day.
‘The Story of Derry’ permanent exhibition uses a wide range of artefacts, displays and interactives to narrate the story of this city, through the Plantation of Londonderry, the Siege of Derry, and its growth through the 18th and 19th century.

It also covers the dramatic events of the early 20th century, including Partition, which it aims to present in a balanced way that includes all aspects of this issue. You can also find out about the impact of the Troubles on the people who lived here, and find out about the city in present day.

There is also an Armada shipwreck on permanent display that sunk in 1588 and wasn’t discovered for nearly 400 years! You can see a number of interesting artefacts from the ship, including goblets, shoes, cannons, pottery, coins, and many other items.
The museum has 4 floors to explore, plus it has a number of changing temporary exhibitions over the year, so check online before your visit to see what’s on.

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It may be worth checking out Tower Museum's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Tower Museum before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

10.00am – 5.30pm

Last admission at 4.00pm

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adult: £4.00
Child: £2.00
Concessions: £2.40
Family: £9.00 (2 adults & 3 children)
Learning group rate: £1.50
Group rate (groups 15+): £2.00


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Tower MuseumUnion Hall Place
BT48 6LU
Telephone: 028 71372411