An Armada Shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera


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Tower Museum

Union Hall Place
Derry
Co. Londonderry/Derry
BT48 6LU
Northern Ireland

An Armada shipwreck – La Trinidad Valencera narrates the story of La Trinidad Valencera, one of the largest ships in the Armada Fleet. In 1588 it foundered in Kinnagoe Bay in Co. Donegal during a violent storm and was discovered nearly 400 years later by divers from the City of Derry Sub Aqua Club. The exhibition tells the story of the people involved, the soldiers and sailors aboard the Trinidad Valencera and the divers and archaeologists who discovered and excavated the ship. An array of exciting artefacts on loan from the Ulster Museum, recovered from the ship includes cannons, textiles, pottery, wooden bowls, pewter dishes, goblets, coins and shoes along with many other items. Innovative exhibition design and layout encourage a sense of exploration and discovery while audio-visual and interactive displays offer a wealth of information for student, visitor and tourist alike. Audio guides of the exhibition are available in a choice of six languages. There is also a range of education materials available. The exhibition is spread out over four floors and is accessible by lift or stairs. A guide to the exhibition is available in alternative formats on request, in large print, computer disk, PDF, Braille, audio-tape and minority ethnic languages.

For more information on this event: http://www.derrycity.gov.uk/Museums/Tower-Museum

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Tuesday 25th October 2005 - Saturday 31st December 2050

Charges:

Admission charges apply. Please contact the Tower Museum for details. Admission to the Tower Museum covers entry to both exhibitions.

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