The Tower Museum
Union Hall Pl, Derry, United Kingdom
028 7137 2411
The Tower Museum Derry Reviews
Feb 23, 2008
The award winning Tower Museum is located within Derry city’s historic walls at Union Hall Place. Permanent exhibitions at the museum include The Story of Derry exhibition and An Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera. However throughout the year the museum also plays host to a range of other temporary exhibitions. All the exhibitions use display and interactive techniques to present their stories to the public.
The Story of Derry exhibition has just re-opened following refurbishment. It has been fitted with new display cases, enhanced visitor facilities and a range of updated audiovisual displays and films. Alongside these improvements there are new displays dealing with the 20th century city and taking the Story of Derry up to the 21st century.
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. 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. A great wealth of ‘stuff’ and context that offers a chance to ‘locate’ yourself if visiting the north west. Admission is €4 per person but there are group rate discounts.
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