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Tower Museum


The award winning Tower Museum is located within the city’s historic walls. 

Please note the Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera exhibition is temporarily closed while we carry out some essential repairs.  We apologise for any inconvenience. 

However we have lots more on offer, including:

The Story of Derry
The Story of Derry is one of our permanent exhibitions, charting the history of the city from Mesolithic times up to the very recent past.  Why not use it as your starting point for your visit to our city?  Learn about the origin of the name ‘Derry’, the story of Plantation and the importance of the Walls here.


Curious Collections
The Curious Collections exhibition is on temporary display until 17th June 2018, as part of the NI Science Festival.  Experience all the weird and wonderful elements of invention, design, technology, science and discovery, including dentist's chairs, medical implements, fossils, and boomerangs from the Old Waterside Hospital to the St. Columb’s missionary collection and much more!

The museum also boasts the only open air viewing facility in the heart of the city centre with stunning panoramic views of the city and River Foyle, available on the 5th floor of the Tower.

Download the Spring/Summer programme here.


Museum Service and Facilities


The following access provision is available in the Tower Museum
Level access at main entrance
Internal lift to all 5 levels of Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera exhibition including viewing area of city
Internal lift to museum services area – access to research facilities & genealogy service
Level access to learning area
Accessible toilets are located on ground floor
Please note that due to the care of the museum collection some areas of the museum are subject to low light levels.



Daily 10am – 5.30pm

Last Admission at 4.00pm

We recommend that you allow approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes for your visit.


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

Admission to the Tower Museum covers entry to both exhibitions.

A warm welcome awaits you from our World Host expert team.

Tower Museum
Union Hall Place
BT48 6LU

Tel: 028 7137 2411
Fax: 028 7136 6018

Email: [email protected]

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