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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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A piece of transatlantic aviation history

If you are interested in planes and history you will not be disappointed. Foynes was a pioneer of... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Bryan S
Well worth a visit

My boyfriend and I visited the Flying Boat museum just this weekend. We drove the coastal road from... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
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Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“irish coffee” (147 reviews)
“full size” (26 reviews)
“flying boat” (148 reviews)
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Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
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+353 69 65416
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you are interested in planes and history you will not be disappointed. Foynes was a pioneer of transatlantic flight and forerunner to Shannon. The museum comprehensively covers the history of flying boat travel and the full-size mockup of an original flying boat shows how...More

1  Thank Bryan S
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the Flying Boat museum just this weekend. We drove the coastal road from Tralee and the views along the way were beautiful. Upon arriving at the museum we were greeted by the lovely Mary at reception who was friendly and...More

2  Thank emsellard
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Visited with a tour group and most found this to be informative and fun. Highlights: 1. 15 minute video explaining the origin of "flying boats" and efforts to establish Trans-Atlantic commercial passenger flight. 2. Go on board a full scale replica of the Boeing B314...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I thought my boyfriend was taking the mick when he told me we were going to a flying boat museum! What a wonderful story. So glad we went.

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

We were on a road trip and this place was in the middle of a long drive on this particular day. What a find! The history is fascinating and well told. There is lots to see, read, watch and experienece, including a well maintained flying...More

Thank Jane L
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Went here while spending a few days in Limerick. The displays where well laid out and very informative and i didnt know how important a roll Foynes played in transatlantic flight. loved the flight simulator.

Thank Len W
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We saw this museum on the way to Kerry and made a mental note to visit on way back. Very glad we did as this museum is great. Even if you only look at the website it is worth it as it is full of...More

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Excellent museum very informative staff and very well done highly recommend lots to see and do for all the family

Thank astvar
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Foynes place in aviation history was brief but crucial to the development of transatlantic air travel. The museum highlights the people and equipment that participated in long range air transport development and a very unique time between the wars that placed this town and its...More

Thank Jane L
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect with this museum, but was pleasantly surprised. This was an interesting place, with unique displays including a to scale replica of the original Boeing 314, that you can actually board to see what flying across the Atlantic used to be...More

Thank Tracy B
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rcjhk
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Response from Hatten C | Reviewed this property |
It looks like others have answered this question, I will skip looking it up on their wedsite.
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topgold
25 February 2017|
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Response from FlyingBoatMuseum | Property representative |
Museum is closed at present and will reopen March 11th next.
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