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Amelia Earhart Theatre Show

Visit Derry Information Centre, 1-3 Waterloo Place, Derry, Derry, BT48 6BT
Amelia Earhart Theatre Show

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Take a seat in our small theatre in our Visitor Information Centre and enjoy hearing all about the story of Amelia Earhart and her epic flight across the Atlantic.

Amelia Earhart made history on May 20, 1932, when the then  34-year-old became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alone landing in Ballyarnett, Derry.

During our free theatre experience you'll hear all about Earhart's 'legederry' and historic adventure which saw her arrive in the Gallagher's family field. 

The intrepid aviator become the first female to fly across the Atlantic alone; she also held the fastest flight time over the ocean (15 hours) as well as being the only person to have flown the Atlantic twice. 

Earhart set off from Newfoundland with the intention of flying to Paris. During the flight she experienced strong northerly winds, icy conditions and mechanical problems. After 14 hours and 56 minutes, Earhart landed her plane in a pasture north of Derry. 

Earhart was celebrated for being the first woman to fly nonstop across the Atlantic and received a number of prestigious awards.

Later she went on to become the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu to Oakland, California. 

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Opening Times

November - March (1 Nov 2021 - 31 Mar 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday09:30 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday - 17:00
April (1 Apr 2022 - 30 Apr 2023)
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Monday - Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
May (1 May 2022 - 31 May 2023)
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Monday - Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00
June, July & August (1 June 2022 - 31 Aug 2023)
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Monday - Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00
September (1 Sept 2022 - 30 Sept 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00
October (Please check updated opening hours during Derry Halloween) (1 Oct 2022 - 31 Oct 2023)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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