Reopening, Museum of Free Derry (Museum Development)

Posted: Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Bloody Sunday Trust have announced that the new Museum of Free Derry will open to the public from Monday, 20 February 2017.

The new building, completed at a cost of around £2.4m, will host a full multi-media exhibition on the civil rights and early conflict era in the city, and also much needed and enhanced visitor facilities and education and research facilities.

Museum manager Adrian Kerr said: "We are all thrilled that the new museum is at long last ready to open. It has been a long and hard road, but the new building is worth the wait. It will allow us to do a lot more work in educating people about this very important era in our history, and will make a visit to the museum a much more rewarding and stimulating experience for all visitors, be they from the city or from across the world."

The new Museum of Free Derry was designed by a team led by Brennan Associates (Architects) and cost approx. £2.4m. Funding was provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Tourism Northern Ireland (including European Regional Development Fund), the Department of Social Development, Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Iona Enterprises.

Click here for more information on the Museum of Free Derry.