Tower Museum, Derry

4.6
#2 of 9 in Museums in Derry
The award winning Tower Museum is located within the city’s historic walls at Union Hall Place.

Specialist Features:

- Lecture room seating 70 people for talks and lectures

- Education Programme for formal and informal learning.

- Education Room seating 30 people for specialist lessons and lectures

- Travelling / Temporary Exhibitions are on display throughout the year

Permanent exhibitions at the museum include The Story of Derry and the An Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera.

The Story of Derry exhibition narrates the story from Monastic times, the Plantation of Londonderry, the Siege of Derry, through to the growth of Derry during the 18th and 19th centuries. Life during the 20th century is also included with the build up to the Civil Rights Movement and the impact of the Troubles. And our city’s regeneration.

An Armada shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera exhibition tells the story of La Trinidad Valencera, one of the largest ships in the Armada Fleet. In 1588 it foundered in Kinnegoe Bay in Co. Donegal during a violent storm and was discovered nearly 400 years later by divers from the City of Derry Sub Aqua Club.

An array of exciting artefacts on loan from the Ulster Museum, recovered from the ship includes cannons, textiles, pottery, wooden bowls, pewter dishes, goblets, coins and shoes along with many other items.
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  • Visited here just at the end of the city’s Halloween celebrations so only the Spanish Armada exhibition was open but the museum compensated visitors for this by not charging full price. We found it gr...  more »
  • Learned all about the Spanish Armada. Museum is well done with lots of information. Staff was very friendly and helpful.  more »
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  • Visited this museum for their "Tower of Terror" event over Halloween. The staff are top drawer.....outstanding customer service and they put on a performance worthy of an Oscar! And all just for about £3 a head admittance. My horror hardened kids loved it. Well done guys!
  • Great museum. Easy to see, you can spend 30-60 minutes. It is nice if you get to the museum walking on the walls. It is downtown in the old city. If you come to Derry you need to visit it. Good to come with children
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