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Millions of engaging stories unique to our region at Derry ~ Londonderry on the North Atlantic (DNA) museum.

Enjoy the glorious panoramic views of the River Foyle, Peace Bridge and Walled City from within the historic Star Fort of Ebrington. The old and new will blend seamlessly with existing listed buildings enhanced by new architectural additions.

Centuries of the Foyle Basin and the fascinating archaeology of the North West region. 

DNA will include state-of-the-art technology showcasing artefacts, archives and art from Derry City and  Strabane District Council’s extensive museum and archive collections.

The development of the City’s Port, once Ireland’s second largest port of departure, fromwhere thousands left and many returned; find out more about the Port of Londonderry, the city and region’s industrial heritage and the strategic importance of the Foyle Basin and its location on the North Atlantic.

Yourself in the museum’s interactive galleries and delve into our exciting new archive discovery zone. Here
visitors will be able to start their own voyage of discovery accessing original and digitised archive material, learning about family history, significant events and people, drawing in visitors, locals, historians, students and families.

The ebb and flow of people migrating to and from this special place on the River Foyle, which for generations has carried passengers, cargo and stories to new worlds while also bringing in new arrivals and precious commodities to enrich the local area. 

By welcoming visitors from far and near, DNA will continue this age-old tradition of telling their stories for future generations.


DCSDC has been working on a crossdirectorate basis on the delivery of DNA for a number of years and has already invested financially in taking this project forward. As a key component of the Council’s City Deal, DNA will be one of the foundation stones for the Central Riverfront Regeneration Project.

Council is working with a number of strategic partners who are instrumental to the successful completion of the
project. Our partners include the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Executive Office, Garfield Weston  Foundation, Galewest Investments Ltd, the Department for Communities, Wolfson Foundation as well as funds
from the Inclusive Future Funds (City Deal). DCSDC is also indebted to Tourism NI for their ongoing strategic project sponsorship and support for DNA.

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