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Museum of Free Derry, Derry
Categories: History Museums, Museums
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Museum of Free Derry and many more Derry attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Derry trip builder.
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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 fasci... read more »
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... read more »
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.
I love this place so much I named my little girl derry,and it also shows the strength and determination of the people of derry,no matter how badly we were treated we never and never will give oor city to foreign country
Really wanted to see this. Having lived through the events but from the distance of Carrickfergus and Belfast it was nice to see it from the perspective of the people directly involved. Also despite visiting Derry on many times in the 70's to 90's first time actually down in the Bogside. Feel that only by use learning from all sides can we hope to learn from the past and most importantly avoid repeating iy.
An eye-opening experience. Very informative even though it documents the suffering of the Irish. The only reason I didn't give the full 5 stars is because it would be heartless to say "I loved it"...
Thank you so much for this very impressive exhibition. After my visit my feelings were so...shaken! Thanks a lot for sending me the translated guide afterwards via email, appreciated!
Marion Mc Geehan
A moving memorable experience reminded me of how it really was back them Thanks to those who preserved our history
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