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Workhouse Museum and Library

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Workhouse Museum and Library

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Derrie Danders: Highlights of the Walled City a Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Derrie Danders: Highlights of the Walled City a Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Welcome to the historic city of Derry – or Londonderry, depending on who you ask. Ours is a city rich in complex history, and filled with locals who’ll invite you to stay and "enjoy the craic".<br><br>This self-guided GPS audio tour takes you on a full circuit of the city's 400-year-old walls. I’ll point out many of the famous historical and cultural sights en route and suggest places to return to for longer visits.<br><br>You may know a bit about the city from the recent comedy series Derry Girls, and we’ll visit the popular mural dedicated to the show. But on this tour you’ll also hear about:<br><br>• The city's saint, St Columba / Colmcille, who first established his monastery here in 542 AD<br>• The great Siege of Derry in 1688 and 1689<br>• The Troubles, which were a part of life here from 1969 to 1994<br>• The city's role in the second world war and the Battle of the Atlantic<br>• Immigration during the Plantation of Ulster<br>• Emigration during the Irish Potato Famine, or Great Famine, from 1845 to 1849
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Christine C wrote a review Dec 2016
Derry, N. Ireland15 contributions21 helpful votes
The museum is closed, the council did not renew the lease. The library is still there, you can park for free and go in and sit down and have a lovely read of books, newspapers etc. There is a toilet that is wheelchair accessible but unfortunately no cafe.Friendly, helpful staff.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Ali_Travel_Bunny_13 wrote a review Jul 2014
Belfast, United Kingdom34 contributions12 helpful votes
I hope this place is not closed, I visited last year and thought it was a very good tourist attraction and the staff were very pleasant. There is nothing like this in Belfast and it was a unique attraction that L/Derry should have been proud of.
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Date of experience: August 2013
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acejosie wrote a review May 2014
Rochester, NY57 contributions18 helpful votes
Went there and found it closed two weeks ago. Artifacts were taken to the City Museum, I believe. We were really Disappointed, as it sounded interesting.
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Date of experience: May 2014
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Kay S wrote a review Feb 2014
Bradford, United Kingdom13 contributions19 helpful votes
Laura gave us a fabulous talk and tour and really engaged our children who were drawn into a life of gruel, hard labour and separation from their parents. We were enthralled for over an hour in her company and she even gave the children a biscuit at the end of the tour. A plea to Derry Council to sign post it, provide information leaflets and even better secure funding to restore the top floor so we can see more. Such a shame that so much of the workhouse and land has been already sold and built on. A definite must to visit!
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Date of experience: February 2014
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goodtimeslondon_8 wrote a review Jan 2014
London36 contributions25 helpful votes
Above the waterside library is this hidden gem. Brilliant 20 minute tour given by Laura offered loads of insight, history and social info. Do not miss this - it is half an hour brilliantly spent and there was no charge! Can't believe I didn't know it was here. Should have been made much of in the year of city of culture.
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