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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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Small, intimate museum with a powerful impact

I really enjoyed my visit to the Free Derry museum. Knowing very little of Bloody Sunday prior (I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Oona O
Northcliffe, Australia
via mobile
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This was our first visit to the Free Derry Museum in its new location. The layout and presentation... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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
+44 28 7136 0880
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to the Free Derry museum. Knowing very little of Bloody Sunday prior (I only knew it was a U2 song...) I found the museum incredibly heart wrenching and informative. Cried my eyes out watching some of the clips available. The...More

Thank Oona O
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our first visit to the Free Derry Museum in its new location. The layout and presentation of materials were well executed, providing essential historical and social context, along with the experience of being there during the marches. It isn't a large museum, but...More

Thank ABTravelers
Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is well worth a visit, if only to understand the recent history of Derry. The exhibits can provoke a very emotional response, especially for those who lived through the darkest days of Derry's history.

Thank brendywell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was an excellent tribute to the tragic event and events leading up to and after of life loss in Derry on Bloody Sunday. The friendly staff are those who were directly effected and gave a wonderful emotional insight and realism to the events....More

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good information all round. Facts are perfect the gentleman at the front desk was super friendly, one thing that confused me was there was no Gaelic information on the tour only found the conversions on the way out but well worth the price.

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see if you are in Derry. Very eye opening to the history of the city and on the politics of Ireland over the years. Lots to learn especially to a foreigner!

Thank OlManBurnzie
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Visited this museum which is located in the Bogside right in the heart of it the reality of the troubles are made very clear throughout the museum. The history is before your eyes. It only costs 4 pounds to visit its money well spent. It...More

Thank gergallagher
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The museum is staffed by volunteers, some were there during the troubles and some had relatives who were killed during Bloody Sunday. This is the place to learn more about Bloody Monday.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 3 December 2017

At only £4 this is a very valuable experience. Very emotional but a key stop on your visit to Derry.

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

A unique opportunity to see and hear directly from the people of the city who fought for the civil rights of their time. Hard to keep a dry eye. This is also a great time to view the murals.

Thank fredsave
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22 July 2017|
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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