The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, Derry

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  • Just by chance as we were exiting the Siege Museum and going to explore the hall next door, an Apprentice Boys parade was beginning. This hall is the main meeting place for the Apprentice Boys of Derr...  more »
  • Staff were lovely here very friendly, this museum gives the other side of things particularly on the Siege of Derry. I felt after the visit the peace is very fragile. I hope Brexit does not jeopardise...  more »
  • I wanted to see the Protestant perspective of Derry's history, and found it at The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall. I found it interesting that while my other experiences and tours seemed to be apprecia...  more »
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  • Probably one of the best visits I've ever had in Ulster. The walk round the walls are amazing the people running the museum have a wealth of knowledge. Would definitely recommend it to everybody
  • The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall is best known as the headquarters of the Apprentice Boys of Derry but there is much more behind the doors of what is affectionately known as “The Mem”. As well as the Apprentice Boys meeting rooms there are meeting rooms for both the Orange Order and the Women’s Orange Order and the Royal Black Preceptory. The Hall is also home to the Society Social Club which organises social events for the members of all the organisations which use the hall. They also organise the “Crimson Balls” after the two main Apprentice Boys Celebrations in December and August. Two of the finest flute bands in Northern Ireland also call the Hall their home. The Churchill Flute Band, the oldest flute band in the world and the William King Memorial Flute Band both practice every week in the Hall. The Crimson Players drama group bring the stage in the main hall to life with their pantomimes and variety shows. They are best known recently for providing the period re-enactment of the Relief of Derry at the start of the parade each August. The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall is best known as the headquarters of the Apprentice Boys of Derry but there is much more behind the doors of what is affectionately known as “The Mem”. In 2013 work began on a new museum and exhibition space beside the hall on Society Street. The extension will enable the Association to continue to develop the work in promoting understanding of our history and culture. The new Siege Museum and Exhibition will be a permanent display of the history of the Siege of Londonderry and of the Associated Clubs of the Apprentice Boys of Derry, including artefacts, video and interactive media. Visitors will also have the added attraction of being able to view one of the finest collections of meeting rooms used by the 'Loyal Orders'. There are separate rooms for each of the orders
  • Great factual history great welcome.
  • Friendly people. Open to all to see their cultural history. Nice bar inside :) If going to the nearby Fountain Estate, The 'Mem Club' here, as it's known, is well worth a visit, as well :)
  • Lots to see and learn a must see
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