Tower Museum in County Londonderry
Tower Museum in County Londonderry

Tower Museum in County Londonderry

The Tower Museum, located within the old city walls of DerryLondonderry, is a must-see visitor destination. The Tower Museum should be at the top of your list of places to visit this summer, with permanent exhibitions such as The Story of Derry and An Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera, as well as a temporary exhibition space.

Why should I visit the Tower Museum?

The museum has an open-air viewing area in the heart of the city centre with breathtaking views of the city and the River Foyle.

Learn about La Trinidad Valencera, one of the biggest ships in the Spanish Armada Fleet.
It sunk at Kinnagoe Bay, Co. Donegal, in 1588, and was recovered nearly 400 years later by divers from the City of Derry Sub Aqua Club.

The exhibition tells the tale of the troops and sailors on board the ship, as well as the divers and archaeologists who participated in the dig.

2019 celebrates the 400th anniversary of the construction of Derry’s Walls, which are regarded as among of the best in Europe. They were the last to enclose an Irish city, built between 1613 and 1619. Derry’s ancient walls are now Ireland’s most complete.

The Tower Museum has created this exhibition, which tells the narrative of the Walls, the city, and its inhabitants via a rich trove of artefacts and archival documents from its holdings.

 

Cost:

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

 

Opening Times:

Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:30

 

  • Museum is self guide but guided tours can be booked in advance.
  • Tours can last 90 minutes

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