Museum of Free Derry, Derry

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Learn about Northern Ireland's civil rights era of the 1960s and the Early Troubles era of the 1970s at Museum of Free Derry. View artifacts from Bloody Sunday (January 30, 1972) and its aftermath, including hate mail sent to the families of the victims. Be moved as the story of that day unfolds via storyboards, photos, and film. Listen to real sound recordings of Bloody Sunday, and search for bullet holes still present on the outside of the building. Make Museum of Free Derry a centerpiece of your Derry vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Derry trip planning app .
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  • Visited here today with my husband. Very informative, educational and emotive experience. Easy walk from city Centre and worth the effort.  more »
  • Derry is an unforeseen in my itinerary and I must say that it is a beautiful discovery in general. I wanted to learn more about the history of the city during the clashes and Bloody Sunday and the Free Derry Museum is the perfect place. The duration of the visit is not too long and the information is concise. Without feeling like I was reading a book, I still learned a lot!! A must do to Derry!
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  • Wonderful little museum that explores the wealth of history and culture in Derry, beginning from its founding and continuing through modern times. The layout of the museum was a bit tough to navigate at crowded times, as you follow a chronological sequence (provided on a map from the entry desk). So when many people are viewing at once, it is tough to view and hear each video segment or read the smaller text on the walls. However, definitely worth a couple hours' visit!
  • Exhibit organization is slightly confusing so be sure you keep the map they give you at the beginning! Everyone I encountered was very welcoming and there is a great community feel here. I came in 45 minutes before closing and couldn’t get through everything; they let me come back the next day free of charge. :)
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