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Very informative and well set out.

This ecumenical centre is well worth a visit. The history of the arrival of St Columba is shown in... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2016
Watford, United Kingdom
Visit the 'Wee Nuns'!

Wee hidden gem in the grounds of the Long Tower church, which is also well worth a visit. The... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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10 Sep 2016
“Very informative and well set out.”
2 Apr 2016
“Visit the 'Wee Nuns'!”
Located near the historic walls of Derry~Londonderry the 'St Columba Heritage Centre' aims to provide visitors with a unique insight into the life of St Columba and the City's ancient monastic roots. Spread over three floors within a category B2...more
59-61 Longtower Street, Derry BT48 6QQ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7136 8491
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This ecumenical centre is well worth a visit. The history of the arrival of St Columba is shown in a video display and the staff are pleased to offer information and background.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Wee hidden gem in the grounds of the Long Tower church, which is also well worth a visit. The centre is well laid out with recordings and videos to listen to and watch which tell the story of St Columba. A relative in our party...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank PamelaSweeney
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Small centre with history of St Columba and his links to Derry. It was formerly a school house and now holds a museum area, a conference room and a lovely cafe to relax and have a light lunch in a dining room overlooking the Brandywell...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

Any Scottish or Anglo/Scot visitor interested in the spread of Christianity throughout the United Kingdom through here to Iona and onwards to Lindesfarne and Holy Island to Durham will find this a fascinating centre to visit

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank diarmuid624
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Really enjoyed visiting "the wee nuns" (this is what it was called when I was young and living in Derry). It has been beautifully restored. My husband enjoyed trying on the monks habits. St. Columba is the patron saint of Derry

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank annwillson
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Visited some time back found the building fascinating and so beautifully restored. An added bonus was the coffee shop now in the basement worth a visit with scrummy food.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Fox149
Reviewed 19 March 2015

I went there with a friend on a cold day in Derry when it was doing its best to snow. We found a very welcome sanctuary in the old restored buildings in the grounds of St Columba's church. What a wonderful building conversion. We had...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Imnomug
Reviewed 17 January 2015

St Columba was born in Gartan, Co Donegal, and is the patron saint of Derry, and this centre is dedicated to him. It's outside the walls, and not that easy to locate, as it is not well sign-posted. To get there, you need to go...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank letterkennycaint
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed seeing my old school.i enjoyed looking at the old school roll books. My 11yr old son just loved modelling the monks habits that they have on show. Will definitely go back again.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Eileen O
Reviewed 5 November 2014

A superb insight into the life of St Columba.It would proudly grace any museum or gallery in a European Capital City. As a daughter of Derry my love for Columba is deep. Many folk know about Iona where Columba died. How many realise his story...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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