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Museum of Free Derry

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Address: 55 Glenfada Park | Bogside, Derry BT48 9DR, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 7136 0880
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The Museum of Free Derry recently re-opened its doors in the Bogside...

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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Small but Informative

Worth a visit and witness memories of some iconic moments in the struggle for justice into the massacre. Jennifer an American staff member was really friendly and informative with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit and witness memories of some iconic moments in the struggle for justice into the massacre. Jennifer an American staff member was really friendly and informative with my questions.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Intense but small exhibition about the Troubles, particularly focused on events at that very spot, just outside the walls of this museum, during a protest turned deadly. This controversial incident remains unresolved to this very day. Meaningful particularly for those of a Republican interest as well as all those who are interested in the true meaning of freedom and the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Far too expensive, wouldn't go near it.it is at least 15 pounds to enter, this attraction is purely for American tourists who think I fish history is brilliant, there is nothing brilliant about death and destruction,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting museum. Very well placed right by some of the murals. Would recommend combining this with a walking tour of the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The newly opened museum offers lots of information and personal insights about the dark times in Derry Although these ugly things happened not long ago, there Isa strong focus on peaceful resolution of conflicts , democracy and human rights. Highly recommendable for all ages. Congratulations and thanks to the staff

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find from the city centre and only a short walk. Smaller than I expected following reading some information online. During all of my trip to Northern Ireland we were told that you need to understand that the murals and the likes tell the story of the troubles as each area and estate recalled them. The museum was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This Museum makes its position regarding events of the past very clear. Language is evokative and not neutral. But the images are strong and the personal nature of the pieces show how ordinary people were affected by what happened here in the past forty years. Everybody shoudl see this

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The museum is currently (Nov 2016) in a temporary location next to Ferryquay, at the bottom of Shipquay St. Although a temporary location the stories at the same and provide a more personal and detailed account of the Troubles, particularly Free Derry and Bloody Sunday, than those found in other museums.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

They were about to move to new premises. I hope they have - apparently they have been waiting a long time as the exhibition deserves it. This museum chronicles the history of the Bogside, the civil rights movement and the events of Bloody Sunday through photographs, newspaper reports, film clips and the accounts of first-hand witnesses, including some of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Personal account s of Bloody Sunday.Heartbreaking,informative and a accurate account of what went on on that awful day.A must see for any visitor and great value for money.

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