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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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A must if you're visiting Derry

Brilliant place. factual, informative and interesting. Easy to understand the horrible events of Bloody Sunday with personal items from families, which was heartbreaking. A place... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant place. factual, informative and interesting. Easy to understand the horrible events of Bloody Sunday with personal items from families, which was heartbreaking. A place everyone needs to visit. The museum sits right next to the free Derry corner. You get mixed emotions in the place as the people of Derry have suffered alot but it makes you proud to... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant place. Very factual, informative and interesting. Easy to understand the horrible events of Bloody Sunday with personal items from families, which was heartbreaking. A place everyone needs to visit. The host was fantastic, very helpful and friendly.

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Granite Bay, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very helpful and informative displays which really give some insight related to the events leading up to Bloody Sunday and the challenges that even remain to this day. Definitely worthwhile.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Read ' Setting the Truth Free' by Julieann Cambell to enhance your visit.It explains the determination that gave Civil Rights a meaning.

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Sykesville, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An informative view of life in Derry during the troubles. The museum was still being worked on outside in this new location. The information, clothing, and videos brought to life the events of the cities past. The section with three videos was the only downside--it was hard to hear the video with the three different videos playing so close together.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting museum especially for those who would like to better understand the "troubles". There are some quite graphic exhibits but the events especially on Bloody Sunday were horrific. We think that everyone visiting Derry should include a visit to this museum. It is well laid out and informative.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very new, very small and very basic layout, however very intense in terms of the information, exhibits and story it tells. Should however issue some kind of pre-warning regarding the graphic images inside and with a PG rating with regards to taking children along.

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julieann C, Heritage & Programmes Co-ordinator at Museum of Free Derry, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review and for the valuable feedback - much appreciated. This is something we will certainly think about. Julieann (Museum of Free Derry) More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go here to get the real story of the oppression of the Irish by the English in Derry. Loaded with pictures, films and artifacts it is a must see if you are visiting Derry.

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JulieannCampbell, Heritage & Programmes Co-ordinator at Museum of Free Derry, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your review. Really glad you liked what we've done with the museum. Julieann More 

Derry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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JulieannCampbell, Heritage & Programmes at Museum of Free Derry, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review. We have passed on your compliment to Jennifer, too. More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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JulieannCampbell, Heritage & Programmes at Museum of Free Derry, responded to this review

Thanks for this kind review. I couldn't agree more that people should visit 'in the interests of our shared humanity'. We really appreciate this support at this pivotal time in the museum's history. More 

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