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Galway City Museum

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Address: Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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Well maintained

A very well maintained museum, albeit limited, it is worth a visit on a rainy day in galway. The archeological displays are interesting and here is where you learn the history of... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

My adult children were very interested in the displays. They learned a lot and willingly. LOL Second floor was the hit with my family. No entrance fee, donation only.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

A very well maintained museum, albeit limited, it is worth a visit on a rainy day in galway. The archeological displays are interesting and here is where you learn the history of Galway. Free admission!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I went here with some friends as it was free admission and i have a keen interest in history. The layout is ultra modern with 3D imagining to place you at the heart of Galway in the middle ages. This is achieved with a vitual tour that shows you then and now comparisons. Currently at time of writing this, they're... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Nice modern building with some interesting objects and Galway people from history.I took about 1 hour to go around and enjoyed the experience. Plus it's free😀

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La Gaude, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Free of charge and really interesting. You learn a lot about Galway : first settlers, medieval, during the Rising and the War. Definitely worth it

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We popped into this museum during a rain shower while we were visiting Galway and were glad we did. There are a lot of interesting exhibits here that are well presented. There are lovely views from the upstairs galleries too. Worth a visit.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

There's not much here that's on permanent display--we've been three or four times, and there are only a handful of items we've seen every time. This trip, there were small but interesting exhibits of photographs of Galwegians born in each year since the Easter Rising, of the Rising itself (with emphasis on Galway's role) and of significant Irish women of... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It is a cute little museum but don't plan for it to take much time. It is great that it is free but really if you can make it an hour with kids (2 8 and under) that would be stretching.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We decided to nip in to the museum after spending an hour or so laying in the sunshine of the spanish arch area. There were 6 of us in the group and it was interesting enough to hold the attention of most of us....which is no mean feat ! The museum displayed a very thorough trawl through the history of... More 

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Guernsey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Yes, a free museum, and a wonderful cafe, whether for morning coffee and cake, lunch or tea and more cake, the menu is imaginative, service very charming and altogether it's a lovely place.

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