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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. 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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  • We were able to see and feel the emotions that were associated with this terrible event in Irish History. Patrick Doherty was one of the 14 victims of that day along with 13 others. The curator John K...  more »
  • Very interesting a must to visit when weather is not so good, and if like me you like history and culture and your past you'll like it here good for all the family, tho I'm a bit of a lone ranger ha h...  more »
  • The museum is not that big, but you learn about the chronology of the events that shaped free derry! Emotional and personal, with people testimony and letters! Highly recommended!  more »
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  • 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?
  • Loved the place wil def b back again very soon
  • Very instructed and well set in place. I recommend.
  • Interesting brought back memories from dark times in our past

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Where to stay in Derry

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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