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Museum of Free Derry

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Address: 55 Glenfada Park, Derry BT48 9DR, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028 7136 0880

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Accurate tapes and photos from that infamous day, Bloody Sunday.You can listen and hear the shots, the screams as the RUC shot into an unarmed crowd. The owner is a lovely man... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Accurate tapes and photos from that infamous day, Bloody Sunday.You can listen and hear the shots, the screams as the RUC shot into an unarmed crowd. The owner is a lovely man who witnessed the horror and lost a love one. this should never happen again and the people should carry on their quest for peace and justice

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I learned so much while visiting this museum. The people are so willing to talk and answer questions. The museum has a great selection of books, photos, and artifacts from that horrible day. I wish this museum never had to exist, but I'm grateful that it's here now to make sure people don't forget and learn from the injustice of... More 

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Leixlip
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The last walled city in Europe and one of the few with it's walls virtually entirely intact. Full of little surprises and the walls are a delight to walk. And don't forget to leave the walls for a visit across the Peace Bridge, the Guild Hall, the Bogside and many other places of interest.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

While the real highlight is the Free Derry Walking Tour, the museum provides some background information.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As an Australian of Irish Descent I had long wanted to Visit Derry Bu the Troubles Prevented That in the Past but the Exhibits Showed the Trauma that the Residents Faced in these Times and I throughly recommend A visit the Surrounding Area Contains A number of Memorials AND The murals of the Bogside Artists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Enlightening but not for the faint hearted. This museum depicts the time of the 'Troubles' in Derry to the present day and can be very confronting. That being said it is very informative and well worth a visit to gain an understanding of what the Troubles were like for the people of the Bogside.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

First visit to Tower Museum even though have visited the Maiden City hundreds of times. We visited on Wednesday 4th. March and were warmly greeted by friendly, knowledgeable Gentleman in Reception. As Seniors we were given a concession reduction in charges. Our tour lasted about 90 Minutes as we took in all of the Exhibits and the accompanying descriptions and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Clearly this museum needs a bit of a face lift. That said having lived through the events in question but in the eastern part of the province it was very thought provoking. I'd been to Derry many times but this was the first time info the bogside. The lesson for us alla is to ensure that we don't ever allow... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

how it depicts the 'Troubles' from the late sixties to the Nineties. Shows the skill of the people who put the exhibitions together.

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Having heard a lot about this museum, I have been wanting to visit for ages, and got my opportunity last Fri, while visiting the city. But when I got there, a male staff member informed me that it's no longer open here, and that they are in the process of moving. When I asked where they were going, and how... More 

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