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Museum of Free Derry

55 Glenfada Park | Bogside, Derry BT48 9DR, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7136 0880
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Learned a lot

Small museum with a big impact on me. Very moving photos and audio. I came away with a much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LRColumbia_MD
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Columbia, Md
Good exhibits a little spoilt by bias

Having grown up in Britain in the 70s and 80s, this was a necessary if uncomfortable museum... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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The Museum of Free Derry recently re-opened its doors in the Bogside following a £2.4m redevelopment and offers a full multi-media exhibition on the civil rights and early conflict era in the city, including Battle of the Bogside, Internment, Bloody Sunday and Operation Motorman. The museum was established by the Bloody Sunday Trust in 2006 to tell the story of the civil rights movement and the creation of Free Derry in the 1960s and 1970s, and it has become an important part of Ireland’s radical and civil rights heritage. It tells the story of how a largely working class community rose up against the years of oppression it had endured. The struggle of Free Derry is part of a wider struggle in Ireland and internationally for freedom and equality for all.
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55 Glenfada Park | Bogside, Derry BT48 9DR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

Small museum with a big impact on me. Very moving photos and audio. I came away with a much better understanding of Bloody Sunday and other events.

Thank LRColumbia_MD
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having grown up in Britain in the 70s and 80s, this was a necessary if uncomfortable museum. Whilst I had no argument with the Bloody Sunday section which was excellent, I did feel that the museum overall was unbalanced in its take on the background...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We remember Bloody Sunday and all the troubles and were keen to try and understand it better and although this is quite a difficult place to visit and extremely moving, particularly as a British person, it was a highlight (if thats the right word) of...More

Thank crabsallover
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are several places in the world that everyone needs to see. Hiroshima is one and this would be another. If you can tour this museum without emotion, you have missed the point. From the moment you walk in to the noise of the Bloody...More

Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Though not that big, the museum gives a lot of information about Bloody Sunday and the times leading up to it. Made us all quiet for some time. The building is brand new and the staff is great!

Thank Monique B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum tells about the situation in Derry between the Catholic and Protestant communities, quite from the side of Catholics, but plenty of documents and movies, and makes it possible to understand how it was possible to come to such a terrible conflict, only apparently...More

Thank ABonarini
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum as it gave some novice historians a look into the social and political conflict of the area. The flow and layout was a bit confusing to follow it chronologically, but it would be easy to spend an hour reading though...More

Thank clisacks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a fascinating afternoon touring the displays and listening to the sounds of the civil rights era as well as recordings of British army radio messages on Bloody Sunday giving the orders to fire upon innocent civilians. It was disturbing and emotional to hear...More

Thank face2909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was quite interesting to visit. Unfortunately, we had to listen to a lecture by someone who works at the museum that outright lied about facts, and I am not talking about anything controversial. The guide told a tonne of American university students that...More

1  Thank bhiseagdul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of Free Derry was done very well. It was hard to follow exactly which part you should read or see next, but no matter what order you read/watch the museum in, it will bring you to tears. Very worth the small cost!

Thank Tammie S
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Response from TravelFunion | Reviewed this property |
No cafe but it has a place to buy gifts right when you walk in. They have some pretty cool stuff but stock up as it's your only chance to get those items, and proceeds support the museum.
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