Tower Museum exhibition celebrates Derry's cannon

Sat, 17/08/2019 - 17:00 -- Editor

A special exhibition will open in the Tower Museum next week focusing on the story of Derry’s historic cannon, marking National Heritage Week.

The week is a celebration of local heritage sites and runs from 17-25th August encouraging people to explore some of the fascinating historic assets right on their own doorstep and enjoy a wide range of heritage related events. It also coincides with the City’s Walls 400 programme which this year marks the 400th anniversary of the City’s historic Walls.

The exhibition opens on Monday August 19th and will run until August 25th, highlighting the story of what is regarded to be Europe’s largest collection of cannon of known provenance.

Once known for their deafening thunder unleashed during the two 17th century sieges, the cannon now have a more peaceful role in ornamenting the bastions and ramparts of Ireland’s most famous Walled City.