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Galway City Museum

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Address: Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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Good bit of history

It's a small building only 3 levels. If your interested in the history of Galway, the tribes of Galway, uprising and rebellion. It's a great place to go to see what's on display... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Wootton Bassett, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a cloudy afternoon in the museum which is right by the atlantic in Galway Bay. Galway has a fascinating history of powerful families and loyalty to the English against the popular view around them. It is really worth going in here at the start of any visit for more than a day, as it explains the town layout... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually, for local people, the cafe at the museum is more important than the museum itself. The pancakes are the best as is the porridge. Lovely staff and good service. Very informal. If you go on a Saturday, get there before 11 to make sure you get a table.

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Thank PJL552
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting museum arranged over three floors. Free entry and comprehensive coverage of Galway's early history, Irish independence and Galway's involvement in the First World War. There's currently an under the sea science exhibition which looked great for kids. The cafe next store, The Kitchen, was also great.

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Thank Sophie S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a small building only 3 levels. If your interested in the history of Galway, the tribes of Galway, uprising and rebellion. It's a great place to go to see what's on display and read the descriptions and information. It took us about 1.5-2 hours to walk around at a leisurely pace.

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Thank Gabridri
Hove, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wasted opportunity this museum seems to be. It's a huge and impressive building, with lots of nice big airy rooms. But the exhibits are rather dull. Maybe it just wasn't to my taste and others may love it. But I would have preferred to see a few more artifacts and have fewer walls to read.

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Thank Chipperbluecat
Tucson
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really charming, small but well-curated museum and totally worth a visit -- and have lunch in the tea room!

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Thank Kimba58
Boise, Idaho
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Has a lot to offer history buffs. The detail and research is thorough and engaging. For a history fan. If your interest in history only reaches so far as 'well I'm in Europe, so I should care a little,' and you've only got one day in the city, skip it. Better to get lost in the meandering stone streets and... More 

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Thank adventuresomewhere
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibition and gave local history and artefacts found in the area. Well laid out and nice purpose built bright exhibition would definitely recommend a visit!

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Thank Caroline F
Galway, Ireland
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This facility was supposed to be a tourist winner..... It isn't. Really a big let down.... A lot to be done to improve it....

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Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Open, lovely and we liked the Galway hooker exhibit, especially the video on making one. The marine life exhibit was wonderful and well done. Lots of kids were there enjoying things as well.

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