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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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Enlightening

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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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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Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I loved this. Very moving, very informative of the events of Bloody Sunday. A bit grim, but an outstanding collection of photos, newspapers, eyewitness documentaries and other memorabilia relating to this tragic event. Note: if you are a racist, bigot, idiot and/or general jerk, you won't like this museum and you won't appreciate it.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Those who created this museum should be congratulated for the way they tell the story of what happened on bloody Sunday. The layout of the exhibits and information is excellent and makes for compulsive reading. What happened that day was truly shocking, as was much of what went on in Londonderry during the troubles. Many people suffered; civilians and soldiers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

The Free Derry Museum was one of the highlights of my visit to Derry. It gave a fairly unbiased look into Bloody Sunday, by focusing on facts, and explaining the timeline up until recent years. I definitely recommend a visit to have an understand Derry's place during the Troubles, and to see its effect on their modern history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Lovely trip out here and would recommend to anyone. Was recomended by family and friends on a visit to Ireland and myself and family really enjoyed the day. Would advise to book something else to do also and does not take up a full day

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have now had the pleasure of visiting this fine museum on two occasions, each time I have met John, he is a gentleman and gives a real insight in to the past history of Derry - in particular The Bogside. There are some displays and stories that are sad and may even make some people angry, however John has... More 

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