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Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 532 460
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Filipa C
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Easy to find down by the Spanish arch. Free entry and a great insight into the history and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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“spanish arch” (75 reviews)
“free admission” (26 reviews)
“galway city” (53 reviews)
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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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"spanish arch"
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"free admission"
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"irish independence"
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"world war"
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"local history"
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"rainy day"
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"easter rising"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Reading the reviews I thought "well, since I have some time to spare, might as well see the museum for a few minutes".... THIS VISIT DOES NOT TAKE FEW MINUTES. AT LEAST ONE HOUR. AND ITS FREE! I don't know if others didn't visit the...More

Thank Filipa C
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Iarsmalann, Museum at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your great recommendation. We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience at Galway City Museum and hope you will tell all your friends and visit again soon : )

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy to find down by the Spanish arch. Free entry and a great insight into the history and the people of Galway. The museum occupies 3 floors, all of which act as a timeline to Galways history. We spent about an hour here and were...More

Thank Felicity K
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Iarsmalann, Museum at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, your feedback is much appreciated. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the 'Revolution in Galway, 1913-23' exhibition - it will be in place until 2023. You may be interested to know that you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Galway City Museum offers visitors a chance to learn about Galway's incredible prehistory, history, and ecosystem all in one place. Especially for those who have visited popular Dublin historical sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, the museum provides a...More

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Iarsmalann, marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing this great review! We are delighted to offer Galway's perspective on key events in Irish history and glad to hear you enjoyed these stories so much. Visit again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a steady rain as we were exploring Galway on our recent vacation. Passing the Spanish Arch, we saw the City Museum. I also needed to use the toilet. I said, "Let's check out the City Museum - its free!" That was a good...More

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Iarsmalann, marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation, we are delighted to hear you had such a great time at Galway City Museum. Do visit again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting at the bottom (next to the cafe) there is a time line from archaeology to the present day., including business history and of course the famine A large fishing boat (a Galway "hooker") hangs between the floors with details of the design and materials...More

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Iarsmalann, marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit so much. While we do not currently have an exhibition covering the famine period (1845-51) we do feature other aspects of Galway's social history such as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is located at the bottom of Quay Street, near the Spanish Arch. Entry is free. It is rather small. It features the story of this historic city, focusing on the importance of fishing and the role the city played in the 1916 Easter...More

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Iarsmalann, marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this comprehensive overview of the museum, we hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum concentrates on the history and geology of the local area and is so much better for it. A fascinating 3 hours delving into the history of the city. Afterwards we viewed our surroundings differently and found detail we would probably have missed. Very...More

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Iarsmalann, marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing this review and for your recommendation. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience so much and hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is not huge but has a series of interesting exhibits. We were interested the connection between Galway residents and the 1916 Rebellion . this significant event was prominently featured

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Iarsmalann, marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, we hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small museum and although it was interesting, I found I was whizzing through the displays and not really reading the details, just didn't think the atmosphere was right.

Thank DJinks
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I had visited this museum some years ago but visited again last week at 1.30 pm to see historical pictures of Salthill, its located near the Spanish Arch but access is by several steps or a ramp. I used the toilet facilities and was shocked...More

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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We regret that you were dissatisfied with the toilet facilities and will certainly take measures to ensure this does not happen again. Unfortunately it can be difficult to manage this during peak times and particularly...More

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