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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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Quite a small museum but contains a great deal of fascinating exhibits and information on the early days of aviation, particularly flying boats. Very well worth a visit by all... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Quite a small museum but contains a great deal of fascinating exhibits and information on the early days of aviation, particularly flying boats. Very well worth a visit by all age groups. Ends with a view from the top floor over the Shannon and surrounding countryside. Also contains a cafe which I did not sample and cannot comment on.

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We were invited by Margaret O'Shaughnessy to the 2016 Air Show, excellent. Museum is a fantastic attraction, so worth a visit, amazing history. The new Maureen O'Hara collection will be a fabulous addition to the Museum when it is completed

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

A super place to visit early in the morning before the coaches arrive full of eager tourists. The history is interesting and well presented visually. There is a lot to see and observe, including the original control tower which overlooks the water where the Clippers were moored when not flying. The interwar neutrality of Ireland is well defined, I understood... More 

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wexford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting afternoon at the flying boat museum. Great information and portrayed in a very professional way. Thoroughly enjoyable. It is one of irelands most interesting places. A bit on the expensive side only downside to our day out.

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Thank cathydarcy
St. Michaels, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Maureen O'Hara's bust is on display in addition to many interesting exhibits about the flying boats crossing the Atlantic, a dangerous, daring feat at one time. There is a film overview and an opportunity to board an actual plane. At the end there is an Irish Coffee Making Demonstration w/opportunity to purchase same, along w/some souvenir shopping. A unique museum... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The museum at Foynes catalogues the short history of the Atlantic Flying Boats. We often forget that such modes of transport were at the cutting edge of technology at the time. The story is well planned and laid out, where the museum not only exhibits the story but also allows for interaction and the inclusion full size replica of the... More 

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Thank adrian m
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Went here with the family while on holidays.it was fun for all of us,especially the flying boat replica as you can go inside and see what it was like.would highly recommend going.

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Thank jcurwin
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Excellent information on the History of the Flying Boat. Gift Shop a little expensive - BUT- the food in the Restaurant / Cafe is scrumptious

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Thank donni67
Listowel, Ireland
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The museum recounts the days preceding WW11 when the flying boats were just beginning to cross the North Atlantic. An exact replica of a "clipper" is the feature of the museum and visitors can ascend to the tower from which the planes were cleared for the trip to North America. There is also a nice restaurant and gift shop on... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The start of the flight to and from the usa to the U.K and Ireland. How Foynes was a choice to land the sea planes in Ireland. A chance to use the demo of the flying a sea planes.

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