history museums in County Londonderry
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County Londonderry Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in County Londonderry...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

County Londonderry Museums and Galleries

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185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, Co. Londonderry, BT55 7HU

Flowerfield Arts Centre runs over 80 visual arts and crafts courses for adults and children so there is something to suit all tastes and hobbies. Annual Arts Festival and the Centre also hosts an Artists in Residence programme. Flowerfield has a collection of over 100 works and prints, sculptural ceramics, paintings and permanent sculptures in the grounds. The Centre has comprehensive wheelchair access throughout the building, a children's play area and three galleries.
Tel: 028 7083 1400
E-mail: info@flowerfield.org
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blank tabTOWER MUSEUMGalleries & Museums
Union Hall Place, Derry, BT48 6LU

Displaying two permanent exhibitions: the "Story of Derry" a multi-media exhibition detailing the city's history and "La Trinidad Valencera - Armada in Ireland containing artefacts salvaged from an Armada shipwreck off the Donegal coast. Open: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm (Seasonal Adjustments). Admission fee applies.
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The Claragh Heritage Centre

Tom Graham, Moneydig Road, Kilrea
Tel: 028 2954 0370

Visits by prior appointment only, please telephone to confirm. Free admission, donations welcome. Claragh Heritage Centre is situated in the lower Bann valley in the townland of Claragh. Set in 3.5 acres of garden, this private museum is one of the area's best kept secrets. On your guided tour there is much of interest. Almost all aspects of rural life over two centuries are covered from the farm kitchen to implements of all description that were used before and during mechanisation on the farm.

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Springhill House And Costume Collection

20 Springhill Road, Moneymore, County Londonderry, BT45 7NQ
Tel: 028 8674 8210    Fax: 028 8674 8210
E-mail: springhill@ntrust.org.uk

A charming 17th century house with a rich and fascinating history, now run by The National Trust. The guided tour includes the history of the house and its family, the resident ghost and also the first-class and colourful costume collection. There are beautiful walled gardens, estate walks and a tea-room. The rustic 'Barn' is available for private functions all year round. Only 1 hour from Belfast. Open April - September.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Amelia Earhart Centre And Wildlife Sanctuary

Ballyarnet County Park, Derry, County Londonderry, BT48 7UF
Tel: 028 7135 4040      E-mail: ameliaearhart@compuserve.com

This exhibition centre was erected to commemorate the unexpected landing of Amelia Earhart on her historic solo flight across the Atlantic on 21 May 1932. Museum guide available for tour of centre, who will show where Amelia Earhart landed and ready to answer any questions on the event, the centre is located in the north of the city in Ballyarnet.

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