Northern Ireland – Derry/Londonderry

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1. The Tower Museum

Top 10 ten places to visit in Northern Ireland – Derry/Londonderry

The Tower Museum

Derry city is one of the oldest inhabited settlements in Ireland and has a fascinating history. The Story of Derry exhibition at the Tower Museum uses a wide range of techniques and artefacts to narrate the story from monastic times, Plantation, Siege of Derry, through to the growth of Derry during the 18th and 19th centuries. The city played its own part in the dramatic events of the early 20th century and during Partition. Life during the 20th century is also outlined, in particular the build up to the Civil Rights Movement and the impact of the Troubles on the people living here. The exhibition ends with a glimpse of where the city is today.
La Trinidad Valencera narrates the story of one of the largest ships in the Spanish Armada Fleet. In 1588 it foundered in Kinnagoe 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. The exhibition tells the story of the people involved, the soldiers and sailors aboard the Trinidad Valencera and the divers and archaeologists who discovered and excavated the ship.

An array of exciting artefacts recovered from the ship includes cannons, textiles, pottery, wooden bowls, pewter dishes, goblets, coins and shoes along with many other items.

The Tower Museum Address:
Tower Museum
Union Hall Place
BT48 6LU
Northern Ireland, UK

The Tower Museum Opening Times:
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
July and August, Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and Sunday 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
September, Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

The Tower Museum Admission:
Individual £4.00
Group / school rate £1.50
Admission to the Tower Museum covers entry to both exhibitions

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