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Address: Guildhall Shipquay Place, Derry BT48 6DQ, Northern Ireland
Phone Number:
+44 28 7137 6510
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks,...

The historic Guildhall is one of Derry's most recognisable landmarks, located in the heart of the city since 1890.

The Guildhall is a must see visitor attraction with over 20 magnificent stained glass windows representing the history of the city and the Plantation of Ulster exhibition .

The newly refurbished and award winning Guildhall provides a unique and state of the art venue for events.

The main hall has a capacity of up to 600 standing or 400 seated and provides a stunning backdrop for corporate hire, conferences, events and civil ceremonies.

The Whittaker Suite can accommodate up to 60 and is the perfect space for business meetings, functions and civil ceremonies.

All spaces are equipped with state of the art technology for sound, audio and lighting.

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The exhibition on the ground floor is well detailed and is worth a in depth study. It sets the context of the city's history in the past of Ireland.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibition on the ground floor is well detailed and is worth a in depth study. It sets the context of the city's history in the past of Ireland.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Guildhall on Easter Monday as a family with small children after looking at the canons on the wall. The children loved seeing the stateroom upstairs whilst the adults enjoyed the exhibition about the Plantation of Ulster. The building has been beautifully restored and the guides are very helpful.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the guildhall during my stay in Derry it's across the street from city hotel and the peace bridge. The staff are very helpful and the glass windows are beautiful. The city sightseeing pick-up point is right outside. There is a history room that covers the history of Derry it's a beautiful building but remember it's a working building.

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Luton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic building with the most beautiful stained glass and a useful, informative display. All accessible including restricted mobility. Very clean toilet facilities. Amazing oak panelling around the entrance hall. All this and no charge. Fabulous

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get a guided tour of the upstairs hall. The stained glass is amazing. Visit the exhibition because you will learn lots about the history of the city.

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Thank Paysure
Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A free! walk through a great venue with exhibition on the ground floor and then access to the main (stunning) hall on the first floor. Helpful staff. A must see.

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Thank Manuel6b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have an hour to spend visit the guildhall, informative museum about the Ulster Plantation, then visit the main hall, spectacular stain glass windows, not to be missed

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Giuldhall is a must when visiting Derry. It's free admission for all. When we were there an exhibition was on about the plantation of Ulster. It was very interesting. Beautiful building.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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In recent years the Guildhall has been restored and it's right in the center of town, close to the Walls and Tower Museum. Entrance is free and on the ground floor you have various statues of past Monarchs as well as a very interesting museum on city's long and often troubled past. The stained glass windows are beautiful and not... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the building interior inside and out with lovely windows.the displays are well laid out but not a lot creating it to be a short visit

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