Museum of Free Derry, Derry

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Learn about Northern Ireland's civil rights era of the 1960s and the Early Troubles era of the 1970s at Museum of Free Derry. View artifacts from Bloody Sunday (January 30, 1972) and its aftermath, including hate mail sent to the families of the victims. Be moved as the story of that day unfolds via storyboards, photos, and film. Listen to real sound recordings of Bloody Sunday, and search for bullet holes still present on the outside of the building. Make Museum of Free Derry a centerpiece of your Derry vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Derry trip planning app .
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • I visited the museum and meet John Kelly ..went round it and found it the most moving thing Ive ever seen..The stories will open your eyes ..You only think you know what happened but belive me you don...  more »
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  • Excellent exhibition of local heritage & history with range of artefacts as well as photographic & audio visual materials surrounding Bloody Sunday, the troubles and the eventual finding of innocence of those murdered. Well worth the £4 admission
  • A must visit museum when in the city. On 30 January 1972, 13 civil rights marchers were shot dead in Derry by the Army in what became known as Bloody Sunday. Another died from his injuries a few months later. A very nice Museum will show everyone why Jaw Jaw is better than War War. Sadly the retired Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly, a photograph of whom became the iconic image of that day, died aged 82.
  • Makes you think about the northern Ireland troubles. Just a repressed populous?
  • Had a interesting, nice and private tour with a nice guy!
  • Loved the place wil def b back again very soon

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Derry, or Londonderry, town center is a lively place to stay. Although the town itself suffered during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the center stayed safe and has thrived. Consider an inn in the town center, perhaps a building painted with one of the well-known murals. less expensive hotels are available just outside the town's central area, close enough to the main attractions for convenient access.
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