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Museum of Free Derry

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Address: 55 Glenfada Park, Derry BT48 9DR, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 7136 0880

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This Museum makes its position regarding events of the past very clear. Language is evokative and not neutral. But the images are strong and the personal nature of the pieces show... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
c h
Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This Museum makes its position regarding events of the past very clear. Language is evokative and not neutral. But the images are strong and the personal nature of the pieces show how ordinary people were affected by what happened here in the past forty years. Everybody shoudl see this

Thank c h
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The museum is currently (Nov 2016) in a temporary location next to Ferryquay, at the bottom of Shipquay St. Although a temporary location the stories at the same and provide a more personal and detailed account of the Troubles, particularly Free Derry and Bloody Sunday, than those found in other museums.

Thank John M
Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

They were about to move to new premises. I hope they have - apparently they have been waiting a long time as the exhibition deserves it. This museum chronicles the history of the Bogside, the civil rights movement and the events of Bloody Sunday through photographs, newspaper reports, film clips and the accounts of first-hand witnesses, including some of the... More 

Thank PamAlbury
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Personal account s of Bloody Sunday.Heartbreaking,informative and a accurate account of what went on on that awful day.A must see for any visitor and great value for money.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

As someone who grew up seeing news pictures of the "Troubles" from a distance, this aspect of Derry history was the main reason for visiting the town. This small museum in temporary premises was fascinating and evocative. The simple posters from the time and the reproductions of now famous photos, were particularly interesting.

Thank Steve M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The temporary site had plenty of exhibits and lots of information on the struggle people had gone through. The film clips showed the events that had taken place and the computers had other information on people's fight for civil rights. The staff was very knowledgeable of the sequence of events that took place

Thank Chander_62
Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent presentation , easy to follow even for people who have little or no knowledge of the history and events of the area. The museum is manned by knowable and friend staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank Beth C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The museum is in a temporary building but still worth seeing. Small but emotional exhibits.We took a walking tour of the murals led by a previous political prisoner who lived and breathed the troubles. Fascinating explanations of the murals and horrifying reasons behind them. Time can blunt the pain but it is still never far from the surface.

Thank Bonny H
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I visited the museum with family in early September 2016. Coming from the U.S. and remembering only slightly hearing about the troubles, I wanted to understand if I could something about what brought about the signs and the murals on the houses near where we stayed The exhibits were heart-wrenching, I can't put into words what I felt and still... More 

Thank Ballardspirit55
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very thought provoking display in the museum even though it is currently housed in a temporary building. This is especially good to visit after doing the walking tour.

Thank Jim D

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