Please click to read the full Tower Museum Autumn/Winter 2017 Programme
Start Date: 07 May 2016
End Date: 08 May 2016
Time: 12pm-5pm both days
Venue: Guildhall, Guildhall Square and Tower Museum
This event will highlight the role of the city and region in the Second World War and especially the Battle of the Atlantic. This will be a partnership event and also coincides with the Royal Naval Association’s annual Battle of the Atlantic weekend. There will be a number of Canadian Naval Association members also visiting the city over this weekend.
Come along and see a number of displays in the Guildhall from the Museum collection as well as other contributors such as Royal British Legion, Base One Europe at Beech Hill and Bedlam. There will also be live war time themed music, vintage photo booth and kids activities.
In the Tower Museum there will be a series of talks over both days starting at 12 noon alongside displays and items from the museums collection including the U-boat albums.
In the Guildhall Square we will have a full size Spitfire on display. Hope aboard and have your photo taken! There will also be a fun interactive session on UXB Bomb Disposal with Jonny McNee.
Telephone: 028 253 253 ext. 8253
Time: 12 noon – 4pm Saturday and Monday
Venue: Tower Museum
Admission: £1.00 per person
Telephone: 028 7137 2411
Arts and Crafts by Louise McElhinney in the learning space. Suitable for all ages.
with Brian Mitchell, Genealogist, Derry Genealogy Centre
Brian Mitchell will be hosting presentations on tracing family history in the Tower Museum at 2pm on Monday 19th October. There will also be plenty of opportunities after each presentation to raise any specific queries you may have about researching your own family history. Admission Free.
Island Voices Autumn Lecture Series
Migration and Language
Dr Patrick Fitzgerald
Thursday 29th October 2015
Derry City and Strabane District Council Presents:
The U-boat Surrender: A Day to Remember
Saturday 16th May 2015
Derry City and Strabane District Council invites you to join us to mark the 70th anniversary of the surrender of the German U-boats in Lough Foyle in 1945.
Visit the Guildhall to discover more about the city and region during World War II. There will be opportunities to watch a short drama about the surrender of the U-boats as well as view film footage of interviews with those who remember this event.
There will be activities for all ages in the Guildhall. Come along meet the Tower Museum staff, handle some of the items from the Museum Collection, view displays from the other exhibitors such as Base One Europe. Royal British Legion and Bedlam or experience a 1940s style set and have your photograph taken.
You can attend the History Ireland Hedge School at the Tower Museum from 2-4pm
“War & Peace in the North-West” is a Panel Discussion chaired by Tommy Graham, Editor of History Ireland featuring a range of different speakers who will reflect on the impact of the Second World War in the North West.
There will also be guided tours of Harbour House which was the headquarters of the Londonderry Port and Harbour during the War.
The event will run from 10am – 5pm and admission is free to all the events.
Special reduced rate of £1.00 per person to the Tower Museum on Saturday 16th May 2015
For further info please contact:
Union Hall Place
Telephone: 028 7137 2411 (from abroad: +44 28 7137 2411)