The Derry Walls define the ‘old town’ quarter at the heart of the modern city of Derry Londonderry.  Within and just ‘without’ these walls is a network of streets, full of character and charm, enclosing an urban area: the Walled City delights. Here you will find a variety of craft shops, arts venues and museums.

The Walled City contains a cluster of civic and voluntary museums which all contribute to telling, authentic voices,the shared history of this uniquely resilient city. For a personal guide on how to make the most of the Walled City experience, please download our Walled City brochure.

A new joint ticket – the Walled City Pass – will be introduced in 2018.

See our ‘top picks’ of craft shops and arts venues to explore within the Walled City below.

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Arts Venues

  Derry Playhouse – Community arts resource centre

  Centre for Contemporary Art – Contemporary art gallery

  Verbal Arts Centre – Promotion of the written and spoken word

  Nerve Centre – Creative media arts centre

  Echo Echo Dance – Dance theatre

  In Your Space – Circus school and creative events

  Millennium Forum – Theatre and conference centre

Craft Shops

The Donegal Shop – Traditional and contemporary crafts

Walled City Crafters – A unique collection of local art and craft designs

Derry Designer Makers – An eclectic mix of beautifully handcrafted items

Knitfield by Edel MacBride – A family company connecting the past to the future

Irish Shop – The original Irish shop for all your souvenirs

The Whatnot – Antiques 

D Cooley Jewellers – Fashion and designer jewellery