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Irish Republican History Museum

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Address: Conway Mill 5 Conway Street, Belfast BT13 2DE, Northern Ireland
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Interesting and important museum

We stumbled onto this place after visiting the mill. Incredibly interesting to show the side which you don't here from your dzily newspaper. I retesting artefacts which bring the... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We stumbled onto this place after visiting the mill. Incredibly interesting to show the side which you don't here from your dzily newspaper. I retesting artefacts which bring the Irish republican struggle for independence to live. Some may fi d the experience difficult when you see weapons as we don't know if they were used. But if you can open... More 

Thank Hoopsma
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a good archive of the Republican history in Northern Ireland that's probably more suited to those that already know something about the troubles. Not a must visit but a good museum nonetheless, best of all it's free.

Dhun na nGall, Ireland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Brilliant place to read and learn about what happened in Belfast and northern Ireland, real eye opener. A lot of time and effort has gone into the museum, thank you for a very memorable and educational trip, def on top of my recommendation list to others visiting Belfast.

1 Thank Mo2009
Killinchy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We found the museum by chance whilst visiting Conway mill. It's a really interesting place with loads of artefacts, most form the 60s 70s and 80s but many right back to the Easter rising, surprisingly history from the unionist side too. Anyone who is interested in recent Irish history should visit, it's a good day out

Thank Martybaps
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A gem in the heart of the Falls. If you are interested in Irish history especially the present conflict this is the place to visit. Full of memorabilia photograph s and stories.

Thank Passioneyes
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Great to see such history of republican stories and artefacts a must for all visiting belfast, forget all your bus tours and that, this is the real McCoy the real story of conflict and struggle for independence

2 Thank johnmcdev1888
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this museum as part of a black cab tour and it was a sobering experience although as an Englishman I found the experience uncomfortable. As a child of the sixties, the "troubles" were a constant feature on TV as was the Vietnam war so you really need to have an open mind when looking around... More 

3 Thank fozboz
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

When you visit Belfast with all its history of political conflict then a visit to this museum is essential to understand why so many have fought for a united republican Ireland for centuries. There are some areas linked to the Protestant position but the vast majority of the exhibits reflect, understandably, Republicanism, and is a tribute to all those that... More 

2 Thank Malcolm W
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Interesting and eery. Contains the original door to Ailene Hickey's cell and all sorts of other weaponry, badges, uniforms and photos. There is a library at the rear, and you can also sit and watch videos relating to the troubles

Thank Lorenza B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

We came across an advert for this museum strolling up the Falls Road, and ended up in a fascinating place. It's an easy journey from the city centre or you could get one of the 'taxi buses'. It is a tremendous collection and combines the personal histories of individual women and men with the wider context. The staff are friendly,... More 

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