Authentic Northern Ireland Experience of the Year: The Museum of Free Derry

Awarded Northern Ireland’s 'Authentic Experience of the Year’ (2018), the Museum of Free Derry is an absolute must-see for visitors to the region.

Located just down to the road from the iconic Free Derry Corner and The Peoples Gallery of Murals, the museum brings the past to life through its poignant exhibitions.

It tells the story of what happened in the city during the period of 1968-1972, popularly known as ‘Free Derry’, and including the civil rights era, Battle of the Bogside Internment, Bloody Sunday and Operation Motorman.

Based in the Bogside, just down the road from the iconic ‘Free Derry Corner’, the museum is situated in the heart of where Bloody Sunday – which saw 14 people killed - took place. Housed in a once-derelict housing block in Glenfada Park, the museum puts the city into a wider Irish and international context so that visitors see the events depicted not just in relation to the communal conflict in the North or the conflict between Britain and Ireland.

It draws visitors from all over the world and has become a major resource for education providers from across Ireland and the UK.

On the Museum of Free Derry website, they say their focus is ‘not to share our history, but to encourage those who come to the Museum to see the struggle for human and civil rights as an ongoing contemporary undertaking’.

Admission price: Adult £6 /Concessionary/Senior £5/Groups (10+) £4.

If you would like a guided tour, then visit the Tourist Information Centre, and we will happily arrange your visit around the city and the museum.


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