Museum of Free Derry

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Museum of Free Derry
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
About
The award-winning Museum of Free Derry recently re-opened its doors in the Bogside following an extensive redevelopment and offers a full multi-media exhibition on the civil rights and early conflict era in the city, including Battle of the Bogside, Internment, Bloody Sunday and Operation Motorman. The museum was established by the Bloody Sunday Trust in 2006 to tell the story of the civil rights movement and the creation of Free Derry in the 1960s and 1970s, and it has become an important part of Ireland’s radical and civil rights heritage. It tells the story of how a largely working class community rose up against the years of oppression it had endured. The struggle of Free Derry is part of a wider struggle in Ireland and internationally for freedom and equality for all. In 2018, the Museum of Free Derry was named Authentic NI Experience of the Year at the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards in Belfast. Admission Price (as of Nov 2019) Adults - £7 Student/Conc - £5 and Groups 10+ - £4.
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Clee3447
Washington DC, District of Columbia49 contributions
Aug 2021
It is first a detailed history of Derry during the Troubles, but it also gives the essential context of the Troubles throughout Northern Ireland in a clear, chronological manner. The display cases are filled with artifacts - graphics, textiles, video, audio recordings - truly every primary source is there. You will want to set aside around two hours there. Also they have an excellent gift shop!
Written January 17, 2022
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Dale_12121
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Informative and engaging presentation of the history of Free Derry. An absolute must for anyone visiting Derry. Very knowledgeable staff.
Written December 22, 2021
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Maura
5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
We arrived here late one Saturday not knowing that the museum closed at 4 but the lady at the front desk was ever so kind and said she would stay later for us to view the museum. A must see museum if visiting Derry. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written December 5, 2021
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ramey m
Belfast, UK7 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
This tour is must of your visiting Derry.
Unreal experience well presented.
Emotional to say the least.
Written November 20, 2021
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marymock
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
I felt as emotionally charged leaving this museum as I had leaving the Auschwitz museum in Poland. The deaths were not on the same scale in terms of number, but the story ought to be told to the world so that it never happens again and this museum does an excellent job of doing that. I have already made plans to bring more family members to Derry to see this excellent museum. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly and I would highly recommend a visit to this experience.
Written October 27, 2021
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Donal C
7 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Brilliant experience. Just a short walk from city centre. Great to actually get talking to someone who was actually there on the day. Excellent would recommend to any GCSE History student my daughter learnt more in that half hour than she ever would in a classroom. Well worth the visit
Written October 23, 2021
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fairyloulou
Cork, Ireland88 contributions
Oct 2021
The museum centres on the events of Bloody Sunday and gives a very good insight into what happened that day. The layout of the museum makes it very easy to wander around on your own. Definitely worth a visit.
Written October 17, 2021
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Michael R
Gravesend, UK63 contributions
Aug 2021
The museum centres on the bloody Sunday, what led to it, what happened on the day and the tragedies and murders that happened just yards from the museum. The layout of the museum and how the details are described make it an easy tour to follow and it is a tour you should nor miss.
Written September 18, 2021
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NDMEdinburgh
Edinburgh, UK322 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Well worth the visit and an interesting perspective - very clear on the injustices and the path to having these recognised. Undoubtedly there will be other views, but if you visit with this understood you will gain some insights.
Written September 16, 2021
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Jlennon81
Belfast, UK17 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent museum and experience, went with my husband and we enjoyed it very much. Seeing the clothing of those killed on Bloody Sunday is so sad yet tells the story of what happened
Written September 11, 2021
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Museum of Free Derry is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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