This is a small museum, an easy bus ride from the city centre, doing exactly what its name says. While it ostensibly covers the entire history of Irish Republicanism, in practice it is mainly devoted to the Troubles. Some of the artefacts are impressive, including objects created by prisoners to while away the time, such as leatherwork and small harps (including one made from lolly sticks). There are rather a lot of armaments on display, which is somewhat chilling. There is a small library in a separate area.
The museum, which is funded by donations, is staffed by volunteers who we found to be friendly and informative. It does mean that the opening hours are restricted so it is best to check, though I did see that the museum can be opened at other times by appointment. Surprisingly there is a case devoted to Loyalism, but don't expect this to be an even-handed treatment of the fractious history of Northern Ireland (or the North of Ireland I suppose I should say in this context).
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