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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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Opened by Jesse Jackson - no thanks!

I really wanted to visit this museum, so I showed up with credit card ready and spied a plaque at... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
dgdevil
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Very worthwhile and moving visit

I very much enjoyed my visit to the Museum of Free Derry, even though I’m not a huge history fan. I... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Joseph D
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The award-winning 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. In 2018, the Museum of Free Derry was named Authentic NI Experience of the Year at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards in Belfast. Admission Price (as of July 2018) Adults - £6 Student/Conc - £5 Groups 10+ - £4
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55 Glenfada Park | Bogside, Derry BT48 9DR, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

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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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I very much enjoyed my visit to the Museum of Free Derry, even though I’m not a huge history fan. I was able to get a comprehensive view of the extent of the troubles in the city through the information on the walls, videos and...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent, modern museum that is both well set out and highly interactive, it depicts the story of Bloody Sunday thoroughly and is located where it all happened. It is somewhat biased towards a particular side or viewpoint of the conflict, just as "loyalist" museums are...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Just renewed, gives a very good understanding of the history of Derry and the riots and Bloody Sunday. Impressive and informative. Worth a visit!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum on a previous trip to Derry a few years ago and it seems to have made a few changes since then. Staff are friendly & the layout & information was very well done & educational. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

The heat is no longer on sectarian issues but recent memories still run hot. Bloody Sunday and a history of discrimination is recorded in a modern and interactive series of displays. Walking tours can be organised from the museum.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The Museum is very interesting but the presentation made to our group by a young man before the visit was really disappointing. Last year, John, who lost his brother on that sad day, told about it in a very touching way which made our students...More

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JulieannCampbell, Heritage & Programmes Coordinator, Museum of Free Derry at Museum of Free Derry, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Dear Cvero, Please accept our apologies for your recent museum experience. Let me assure you that we take your review very seriously, and we have spoken to the employee in question. We continue to train and feedback to our employees and volunteers in all aspects...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The history, politics, and dynamics is mysterious to mainlanders, but here I began to get a feel for the issues. Good luck!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Left me feeling flat , great history etc but left feeling down and sad for all the lost lives but hard to not feel that when clothing on display had been on a dead person

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

It's definitely a must see/ Go to museum. Really interesting facts, across the history of Derry and the stories that I wouldn't have known otherwise. James ( a volunteer) was a great! Gave me more of an understanding of the different areas of the museum....More

Thank Natasha C
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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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