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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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Amazing little museum full of interactive displays & artifacts. These could have been numbered a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mary O
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Ireland
This is a DEFINITE!

If you're in Derry, this is a must visit. Its not expensive cost EU3 to enter. The staff are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Judy D
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Brisbane, Australia
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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 4 days ago

Amazing little museum full of interactive displays & artifacts. These could have been numbered a little bit clearer but the whole place was very emotive. We also took a tour of the area with a local guide provided by the museum. This was a highlight....More

Thank Mary O
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're in Derry, this is a must visit. Its not expensive cost EU3 to enter. The staff are very friendly and helpful. This brilliant museum has many displays, photographs, weapons, bloody shirts, bullet holed clothing..violence...Bloody Sunday...and with these displays comes lots of information on...More

Thank Judy D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

James, one of the excellent volunteers, gave us even more depth understanding to the degree of injustice that took place here in Derry. The museum show the violence the British troops did to these peaceful demonstrations and their inappropriate use of force used against these...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant museum,great detail and well displayed! I thought I knew most of the facts on Bloody Sunday but I learnt I did not know as much as I thought!very sad to see how many innocent children died never mind adults!fantastic museum but expect to leave...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum with lots of information on the Troubles. Nice addition of some current videos, including David Cameron and the Savill Tribunal in 2010. Super friendly staff make this a 5 star for me! 👍

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today and urge everyone to come and do the same. Even if you have no connections to the city, this is a story about genuine struggle, hardship, oppression and social injustice that many communities can relate to. A very personal story that became...More

Thank Siobhan350
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real eye opener to what was happening in Derry at that time. A wonderful museum to see well worth a visit , came out of this museum feeling proud to be irish and very sad at the same time

Thank Decok79
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum explores the history of Free Derry in a multi-media way, with audio, visual and many artefacts to examine. It provides an experience that is both informative and emotional.

Thank Alan O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has an amazing display of the history and sad events that occurred in Derry. We were shown around by someone who had personal accounts from Bloody Sunday, which made it so much more interesting and real. It is laid out really well so...More

Thank AlexisDorn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went straight after our tour of the Bogside and thus gained reduced price entry. Recordings and artifacts surrounding Bloody Sunday And Free Derry. Very good

Thank Rebecca P
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Escape_From_SF
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Response from JulieannCampbell | Property representative |
Hello, our apologies for not seeing this question sooner. We do stock a small array of Free Derry-inspired merchandise and a wide variety of books related to the conflict and civil rights within the museum's reception. We... More
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