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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  • Never in my life I've walked on a museum that encogiese me both this and the heart. Graphic, audiovisual material, and material, to closely feel the drama that the Bogside has lived for decades. The strong point, obviously, is the Bloody Sunday, which continues to be another example of the vivid suffering. The entrance is cheap, and the Museum is perfectly located on the same side of the Free Derry Corner. Visit it and live it!
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  • I was there for research on my thesis and I found the place very informative for my purposes. Well organized and very good.  more »
  • Though I grew up in England at the time of the troubles and thought I knew a bit about them the visit here added a proper perspective from the Nationalist side. Living history and extremely informativ...  more »
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  • Brilliant museum. Well assembled. I actually got goosebumps on my tour. They managed to make visitors immerse into history very well. Left me with lots of thoughts and new understanding of the history and present of Derry.
  • Great museum. Not big, but it really shows what the atroubles were. They have a lot of original things, flags, clothes, signs and even bullets. The man who was greeting us was very nice and looked liked he really cares about the story being told. Take your time to read everything and check every detail out. It'll only take you up 1,5 hour.
  • This historical / educational place was created by community projects and amazing locals for good reason. If you're in Derry or any where near- you should do check out this (affordable) little museum. Takes about 50 minutes to go through.
  • A haunting thought provoking exhibition. The staff were very helpful. I was 10 yrs old when Bloody Sunday happened but it was never discussed in school /secondary school.
  • Really interesting and learnt more about the troubles in Derry. Well presented and very visual with descriptions. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
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