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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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Very Important experience of Derry

This museum has pulled together crucial artifacts to bring the horrid events of Bloody Sunday to full meaning. Speaking with one of the museum curators who's own brother's life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has pulled together crucial artifacts to bring the horrid events of Bloody Sunday to full meaning. Speaking with one of the museum curators who's own brother's life was lost by the bullet of a British Soldier that Sunday the 30th of January was transformational. You shan't visit Derry without a trip to this museum, even in its temporary... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

an interesting place for people who do not only come to Ireland for drinking. The athmosphere is still as if Derry-Londenderry is still divided

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really interesting to visit. I enjoy revisiting with different friends to share my experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Museum of Free Derry should not be missed. In 2016 the Museum will move to new expanded space, but even in the cramped quarters this is an amazing place. The guides on duty are all relatives of people killed on Bloody Sunday. The museum gives real moving background to "The Troubles" and gives a sense of why the conflict... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

It's a thorough, balanced view of all that's happened here. I later learned that the man who led me around lost his 17-year old brother on Bloody Sunday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We went to the temporary premises of the museum and were greeted by John, he was a great host and also has a personal knowledge of the events surrounding free derry and bloody sunday. The soundtrack being played was harrowing and brought the full horror of bloody sunday to life. I'm looking forward to visiting the museum again when it... More 

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Thank Anthony K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Seeing the different stories form the young men killed on Bloody Sunday was truly incredible. Many artefacts could be seen and touched that give you a much deeper insight into exactly what life was like during the troubles. I was particularly touched by the story of Gerald Donaghy and the controversy surrounding his death. I was lucky enough to speak... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited this museum in October and also did a walking tour with them. We turned up on the day and they were able to sort out a tour for us within 20minutes. I would highly recommend doing both the museum and a tour! The museum is very informative and gives a thorough history of the troubles in Derry and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Closed on first visit, but glad we went back. Strips away what we were led to believe about that day here in England. Heartbreaking exhibits and stunned when the gentleman behind the counter said of he and the lady he was working with, "We both lost brothers that day." Rarely have I been so conscious of my English accent AND... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Currently displayed in a building at the bottom of Shipquay road. (Will feel even more authentic when re-established in the bogside area of the city around May 2016). Adults £3, kids free (subject matter is not really suitable for kids, but if they are well behaved you will still have an enjoyable visit). Storyboards and artefacts from the few years... More 

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