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Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 532 460
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Interesting local history in Galway

We spent a cloudy afternoon in the museum which is right by the atlantic in Galway Bay. Galway has... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Tracey R
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Wootton Bassett, England, United Kingdom
Don't miss the cafe

Actually, for local people, the cafe at the museum is more important than the museum itself. The... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
PJL552
,
Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Average15%
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“spanish arch” (73 reviews)
“free admission” (26 reviews)
“galway city” (52 reviews)
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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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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
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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

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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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Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

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

Thank Kimba58
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

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!

Thank Caroline F
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

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....

Thank nalmur
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

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.

Thank MargaretKBradley
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