Derry - Do & See
On the border with the Republic of Ireland, the city is a great base to explore the stunning beaches and hills of Donegal.
Saint Columb’s Cathedral and Chapter
House Museum built in 1633, St Columb’s Cathedral is the oldest building in Derry and dominates the skyline on all approaches to the city.
Historic City Walls
It is essential to take a walk around Derry’s beautifully preserved seventeenth century walls which surround the old city. This is a good way to get a view of the whole city, and to look over onto estates on both sides of the divide. Guided tours available.
Museum of Free Derry
Archive museum focusing on the civil rights’ era of the 1960’s and the Free Derry/early Trouble’s Era of the 1970’s. Admission by donation.
Award winning museum that houses two permanent exhibitions, telling the stories of the City of Derry and of an Armada shipwreck found off the coast of Donegal in 1971 through a range of display and interactive techniques. The top floor provides panoramic open air views of the city and the River Foyle.
Free Derry Tours
Community led initiative offering walking tours of the Bogside and Fountain areas delivered by local guides. Gives the authentic history of the area by those who helped shape it.
The Nerve Centre
Innovative multi-media centre housing a bar, café, cinema and two venues, regularly hosting international acts. Hosts the Foyle Film Festival every November.
A restored 19th-century workhouse in the waterside with exhibitions on Victorian Derry, the Waterside and the Famine. Also houses ‘The Atlantic Memorial’, an extensive exhibition detailing the role of the city in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II.
Void Art Centre
Derry’s artist led gallery of contemporary art showcases works of established local, national and international artists.
Award winning Community Art Centre featuring year round programming of local, national and international Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Education and Outreach and Art Resources. Also houses the Context Gallery.