The award-winning Museum of Free Derry tells the story of how a largely working-class community rose up against years of oppression it has endured. Today the multi-media museum and archive has become an integral part of Ireland’s radical and civil rights heritage.
Awarded Northern Ireland’s ‘Authentic Experience of the Year’ in 2018, by Tourism Northern Ireland, the museum tells the story of what happened in the city during the period of 1968-1972, popularly known as ‘Free Derry’, as well as the civil rights era, Battle of the Bogside Internment, Bloody Sunday and Operation Motorman.
The museum was established by the Bloody Sunday Trust in 2006 and is based in the Bogside area, located a short distance from the iconic ‘Free Derry Corner’. The brand new, purpose built museum homes an archive of over 25,000 individual items relating to this period in the city’s history. Most items with immense historical significance were donated by local residents.
The museum is a public space where the concept of Free Derry can be explored in both historic and contemporary contexts. Free Derry is about the future together as much as it is about the past. The struggle of Free Derry is part of a wider struggle in Ireland and internationally for freedom and equality for all.
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