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Museum of Free Derry

55 Glenfada Park, Derry BT48 9DR, Northern Ireland
028 7136 0880
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Ranked #2 of 101 attractions in Derry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: This museum is located in the centre of Derry's Bogside district, only a short distance from the central bus station and firmly on the 'Troubles... more »
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Perth, Australia
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282 reviews 282 reviews
84 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Conveniently located, the museum provides a great overview of the events of the '60's and '70's in Derry. Very helpful folks at reception

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Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of the most moving places i have ever been.you walk around the museum while original recordings of the actual bloody sunday massacre play over the PA system,really brings it to life the troubles and where Ireland was at that particular time politically.thankfully we have moved on as a nation.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

How can you have a tourist attraction that closes so early? We wanted to go but almost every place in Derry was closed by 6pm, including many pubs and restaurants.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I just visited this museum with a group of university students on a study abroad trip. We were near unanimous in our agreement that this is one of the best museums we visited during our time abroad. The collection is wonderful as well as the explanations of the situation. The museum was staffed by a family member of a victim... More

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New York City, New York
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123 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a very interesting museum, filled with all sorts of posters, photos, banners and other items from the time of Bloody Sunday. Not surprisingly, it presents only one point of view. Seeing this together with all of the murals helped to bring the events of those time to life.

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Lecco, Italy
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27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Inside the Museum of Free Derry it is possible find a lot of things about troubles. I enjoyed a lot this musem but it's very sad see what, in last century, the british army did in Northern Ireland.

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Cheshire
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A very good way to end the Bogside History tour where you can see much more detail and particularly Bloody Sunday

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Cork Ireland
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31 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Would love to have seen it but couldn't get parking. Its basically in a housing estate where cars are parked all over the place.

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Oakton, Virginia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

For those interested in the origins of the long, drawn-out Troubles in Northern Ireland (1968-1998), this museum provides perspectives and information hard to gather from the published histories; though clearly favoring the Irish Nationalist viewpoint, what you learn is not terribly skewed in that direction.

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Girvan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

being originally from outskirts of Derry i wanted to visit this museum after walking around the walls. i was surprised that there were not more information available about this tiny unassuming place. excellent realism presented in a truthfull but humble way. well done to all involved.

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