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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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One-sided, but what else would it be?

Visitors looking for a balanced view of the Troubles in Derry should probably visit the Tower... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jonathan G
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Cartersville, Georgia
A great find amongst the People’s Gallery

Visited the Museum whilst we walked through Bogside to look at the wall murals. Informative and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jdbooth69
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South Australia, Australia
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The Museum of Free Derry recently re-opened its doors in the Bogside following an extensive 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 2 days ago

Visitors looking for a balanced view of the Troubles in Derry should probably visit the Tower Museum. This one, in the heart of the Bogside, is very much on the side of the residents there. You do get to see lots of relics and artifacts...More

Thank Jonathan G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the Museum whilst we walked through Bogside to look at the wall murals. Informative and personal view of the terrible times during the “Troubles” and the need to never forget but move ahead. Certainly worth the money.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Brilliant & informative. This place lets you get the history of Derry in a non rushed educational & informative way. It was well set up, the staff were very friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You cannot visit Derry without a trip to the “Museum of Free Derry”. The museum tells the complete story of the 1960s civil rights movement in Ireland and the events and aftermath of Bloody Sunday in 1972.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our time in Derry. Marvelous tour guide gave us such a personal account of the history. Do not miss the Free Derry museum. Amazing collection of artifacts Be sure to walk across the Peace Bridge. Inspiring!

Thank Joan R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A deeply moving collection which chronicles the events of bloody Sunday and it's aftermath as told by those directly affected. A must see when in LegenDerry.

Thank GerSully75
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit to Derry and I finally made the trip to the museum last Saturday afternoon. A distant relative of mine had arranged for us to meet Jean at the museum, and I'm so pleased we did. Jean's brother Kevin, who was...More

Thank SidneyD89
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museum of Free Derry is a well designed and well run museum right in the middle of all of the sites of the Battle of the Bogside and that entire period in history. It's organized by the community itself, so there are amazing personal touches...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Free Derry Museum just after it opened and pretty much had a private tour by James. It was fantastic! He was right there in the thick of it, so we had a first hand account. Not to be missed.

Thank Cksvet
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted to visit this museum, so I showed up with credit card ready and spied a plaque at the entrance: It was opened by the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, the notorious carpetbagger, publicity hound and marble-mouthed hypocrite from America. I'm sure his knowledge...More

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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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