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Museum of Free Derry


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55 Glenfada Park, Derry~Londonderry, County Londonderry, BT48 9DR
Museum of Free Derry

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The Museum of Free Derry re-opened its doors in Derry’s Bogside following an extensive 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 1960's and 1970's, 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 museum is a public space where the concept of Free Derry can be explored in both historic and contemporary contexts. Free Derry is about our 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. It tells the people’s story of the civil rights movement, the Battle of the Bogside, Internment, Free Derry and Bloody Sunday.

Brand new, award winning purpose built museum has 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.

Hertiage Venues Audio Guide available:

Eyewitness Testimony of John Kelly  - available in English, French and Spanish


Now opening late on Thursdays until 6pm with last admission 5pm - May-September Only

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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Open Mondays

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • Euros accepted

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.00 activity
Concession£7.00 activity
Group£7.00 activity

2024 Museum of Free Derry Admission Rates

Individual Rates:
Adults (aged 18 and over): £8.00
Concession (students, disability, retired, unemployed): £7.00
Children (up to 12 years old with a Family Group): FREE

Group Rates:
Schools and Community Groups: £6.00
Tour/Travel Groups (10 or more): £7.00

Optional Package (Available to Tour/Travel Groups):
Q&A session with a representative from the Bloody Sunday Trust, which may include a family member who has lost a loved one on Bloody Sunday, an eyewitness, or a knowledgeable staff member.
Duration: Up to 45 minutes
Cost: £25

Special Offer (Family Groups):
2+2 Family Group (10% discount)
Price for 2 adults and 2 children (13 to 17 years old): £27.00

2+3 Family Group (10% discount)
Price for 2 adults and 3 children (13 to 17 years old): £33.30

2+4 Family Group (10% discount)
Price for 2 adults and 4 children (13 to 17 years old): £39.60

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:00
Season (1 May 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Season (16 May 2024 - 12 Sept 2024)
Thursday10:00 - 18:00

* Last admission 3.30pm.

*Open until 6pm Thursdays - last admission 5pm*

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Directions from Town: Located in Glenfada Park off Rossville Street a few minutes walk from the city centre. 

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