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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  • What an emotional place to visit. To see the actual artifacts from Bloody Sunday- it really it brings it to life. Such a great job with the videos as well. The people that work there all lost a loved....  more »
  • What a boring sickening excuse for a museum... shine to terrorists and supporters. No mention of the unionist population being expelled from much of the city side. Needs a health warning... pathetic.....  more »
  • 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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