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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  • Coming from " the other tradition " in Northern Ireland I also lived through those times. It is only recently felt able to visit bogside. I'm so sorry I was brainwashed into believing that I had been ...  more »
  • We learned so much in this museum. It was small but extremely meaningful. It does not take too long to get through it but it put a lot into perspective that changed my views of alot of things. We took...  more »
  • Entrance poorly signed..place closed early and locals seemed to know nothing about it. Pity as would've been a nice book-end to City Walking tour  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing experience, thoroughly enjoyed it but so heartbreaking at the same time....... the exhibits on show certainly give the true accounts of what happened on the day. Highly recommended well worth a visit
  • A moving experience. Both communities had awful hurts inflicted on them during the troubles. But surely the people from the Bogside can claim that the pain they suffered was staggering. This highly detailed exhibition is well worth a visit regardless of where your sympathies lie. The artifacts are simple but, as so often, they tell a terrible story.
  • A well put together presentation of the story behind "The Troubles" and the cost in human suffering caused by the inexcusable actions of the British army.
  • Everyone should see this. History remembered. Shows what could be achieved in the maze.
  • It's a small museum but very informative and moving. A mixture of artefacts from the day as well as audio and visual presentations.
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