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“A must for understanding Derry history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum of Free Derry

Museum of Free Derry
Ranked #7 of 132 things to do in Derry
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Owner description: The Museum of Free Derry recently re-opened its doors in the Bogside following a £2.4m 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.
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A must for understanding Derry history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Small museum that provides a moving experience of the Civil Rights movement and background to 'Bloody Sunday'. As an englishman it is an excellent reminder to us of how we should all be mindfull of what the establishment has and can do to protect itself.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Must not be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

Start your tour of the Bogside here and be prepared to come away astounded - even if you know your history. Moving, terrifying and uplifting all at once. God bless them all

Visited November 2012
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

More a close up look at reality of life than simple history. No problem for wheelchair bound. Near city sights and amenities.

Visited March 2013
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Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“very informative and extremely moving”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Well worth a visit after you have visited the Tower Museum in Derry. This is a civil rights collection with particular focus on the Battle of The Bogside and Bloody Sunday. I found it very moving.

Visited April 2013
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“Excellent historical museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

Small museum displaying history of Bloody Sunday. Extremely interesting and well laid out. Well worth the hour plus we spent there.

Visited March 2013
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