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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

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Address: Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
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+353 69 65416
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Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.

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What a fun way to spend a wet afternoon

Excellent museum, really interesting loved the movie and especially going on board the flying boat - amazing. The cafe does really good food too.

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent museum, really interesting loved the movie and especially going on board the flying boat - amazing. The cafe does really good food too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this museum. Saw this airplane in my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie "Foreigen Correspondent. Then I learned the first Irish Coffee was created and I had to see it. You won't believe how big this plane is or its place in early transatlantic aviation. Don't miss the Irish coffee story either. Yum!!!

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Northport, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken to Foynes by our wonderful tour guide Gene O'Sullivan we were very pleased with the experience and learned so much.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When they mentioned flying boat museum I immediately thought 'oh no' BUT it was brilliant. The ticket lady was very helpful and funny. The introductory film was absolutely so interesting and then the displays and exhibitions were extremely well laid out and not overloading you with information. The mock up of the flying boat was so much fun - I... More 

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Thank Suer040153
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting museum and great fun. Visited with the family and everyone really enjoyed it. The replica of the Flying boat is seriously impressive and gives a real sense of what it must have been like to travel on one of these. If you are in the area, it is worth the trip.

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Thank Neil248
ireland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. Very informative and enjoyable. Loved the irish coffee and meal in o'regans restaurant.

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Northwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Recently visited the Museum with my parents and siblings ( all adults). It was outstanding. Helen who greeted us was informative and helpful. We were there the day it reopened for the season and were blessed to have the place to ourselves for a while! The brief video is excellent and is followed by a most enjoyable visit to the... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This museum is well worth a visit and would take a little over an hour. Very friendly staff, .we were asked if we would like the join a group that had just arrived for a guided tour which was very good. We had a snack in the coffee shop.Have to say all the food seems to be home made good... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Bet you didn't know that this small hamlet was the site of the first Pan-Am Clipper ships. Short as in takes little time but highly interesting museum. Complete replica on site! Get to learn about Irish coffee (the real stuff ) too!

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Thank Pinebabies
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great information about the flying boats with a replica outside to tour. Very interesting especially for plane lovers and worth the price.

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