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    The Siege Museum in Derry~Londonderry

    Explore one of the island of Ireland’s landmark historical events – a dramatic 17th century siege
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    County Londonderry
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    20 mins from City of Derry Airport
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    Over 300 years ago, the Walled City saw an intense military confrontation that lasted 105 days but has echoed down through the ages...

    The Siege Museum in Derry~Londonderry charts the history of the siege of 1689, when some 30,000 local Protestants held the city in the face of Catholic King James II’s Jacobite forces. The exhibition houses a treasure trove of artefacts both past and present – from weapons and military outfits to commemorative trinkets – that tell the story of this epic standoff between rival factions. Guided tours of the museum and the city walls are also available, during which you’ll hear dramatic tales of key battles and flashpoints during the conflict.

    The museum also contains separate meeting rooms for the Loyal Orders, including the Apprentice Boys of Derry, one of several clubs which were founded in the 1800s to commemorate the Siege Heroes. Rooms relating to the Orange Order, Women’s Orange and The Royal Black Institution shed light on these age-old organisations which still play an important part in shaping the identity of many people from Northern Ireland today.

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    The Siege Museum, Derry~Londonderry

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    The Siege Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Last entry is 4pm.

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    More information on booking a guided tour of the Siege Museum and the City Walls is available here.

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    Parking is available nearby. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible and assistance dogs are welcome.

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