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Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 532 460
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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 532 460
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting details on the life of Galway. The exhibition on Galway and the Great War was touching.

Thank HelenaPQ1599UA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great museum with a full scale boat highlighting the importance of the seat to Galway and terrific exhibits on the history of Irish independence.

Thank Philip F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I Visited The Museum Today Very Interesting Others In My Group Said They Realy Like IVisiting Places Like This I'd Recomended If In Galway Make Sure And Visit..

Thank seamusfarnan
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I really enjoyed the Galway City Museum. Great building and great views from the third floor. More importantly I learned more about the lead up to Irish independence and the civil war that followed - it is a very well balanced account and shows that...More

Thank rasenite
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a great museum if you want to learn a thing or two about Galway city. It is also free. You'll learn about the founding of the city and the early history, how WW1 and the Easter Rising was experienced here, local sports and...More

Thank Klaas R
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is not a large museum but underrated in most of the guide books i've seen. There is one floor devoted to the archeologic history of the area and of Ireland and another floor which outlines quite well the more modern history with a focus...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Modern museum. Set out over 3 floors. Showing Galway's long and important history as a port. It's growth. How the first world war affected the community. Bronze and iron age tools found locally. A nice café. Lifts and plenty of toilets. Allow a couple of...More

Thank LEE J
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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...More

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank PJL552
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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,...More

Thank Sophie S
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