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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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Good memorial to this area and history

Redeveloped and filled with insights and history from this area and the troubles that took place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Thought provoking

Very well put together display on Ireland's recent past. Very good combination of original... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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55 Glenfada Park | Bogside, Derry BT48 9DR, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7136 0880
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Redeveloped and filled with insights and history from this area and the troubles that took place here. Stark reminders of the trouble and challenges the local people faced and built right in the regular housing area

Thank DrNic1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very well put together display on Ireland's recent past. Very good combination of original artefacts, text and audio-visual. Also very friendly staff.

Thank JacqFromDunfie
Reviewed 6 days ago

A modern museum with a good interpretation of The Troubles in the Bogside. It is very wordy and requires a lot of reading. No cafe but they direct you to the Abbey tea rooms which are great.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is all about the troubles and civilrights in Derry. You get lot of information through pictures, information and films. It's depressing what in the name of religion people do.

Thank awittenberg67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see when in Northern Ireland!! The displays and video presentations are real reminders of what occurred on "Bloody Sunday." A very emotional experience! There is no way you can leave there and not feel for those that lost their lives and...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A slice of history much under-reported in UK. Vital contribution to understanding our nations history.

Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The information just wasn't presented in a clear way to me and offered nothing more than you can get from reading Wikipedia. Not a loss if you don't go.

Thank AnneKoala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing thought provoking museum. Must see as part of a trip to Northern Ireland. We spent two hours here & it was a totally engrossing museum. It was good to read a fair account of the history of the area, particularly being subject to the...More

Thank Rachel2309
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to the museum after our Bogside history tour. As a supporter of British troops (always will be) the tour and museum was enlightning, the truth of the plight of nationalist people. Very moving experience. A must see for another perspective for Brits

Thank toeLiverpool
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We thought this was an important place to start our self walking tour. I do not feel it is important to have a guided tour, Why use the money for that when this place gives you the basic start. It is a paid museum I...More

Thank shirley b
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23 July 2017|
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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