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Galway City Museum

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Nice little museum highlighting Galway history!

This is a nice little museum that spotlights the history of Galway and is a good chance to learn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sexybaby7399
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Portland, Oregon
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Great lesson in history.

Free entry and such a beautiful laid out museum. Thoroughly enjoyed walking around and gaining... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hugibr75
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Newport, United Kingdom
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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Adjacent to the Spanish Arches and remnants of the City Wall, the modern must-see museum is essential to experience the multi-cultural aspects that influenced Ireland’s development. As a coastal city at the mouth of River Corrib, Galway has a nautical theme in its parks, and...More

5  Thank DeanMurphy2020
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 January 2016

The museum is not particularly large which is as well since it contains little of interest. There are very few exhibits most of the content consists of wall mounted descriptions rather than objects. The whole thing could be better done within the covers of a...More

3  Thank Glenn l
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice little museum that spotlights the history of Galway and is a good chance to learn more about the city on a cold or windy day, and the price is right! It’s free! You will learn more about Galway including the tribes...More

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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, yes our Galway & The Great War exhibition is quite popular particularly in this year of commemoration - it runs for a few more months only so glad you had the opportunity to catch it....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I normally don't like museums, but this one was just right. I wasn't tired by the time I finished viewing the exhibit. Plus, it was a nice break from the shops and sea walk.

Thank Ready2013
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as a family group with adults, teenagers and a five-year-old and everyone enjoyed the trip around the museum. Lots to look at and learn for all ages with plenty of interactive displays and reading material over three floors. The museum covers aspects...More

1  Thank JessLishman
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry and such a beautiful laid out museum. Thoroughly enjoyed walking around and gaining insight to Ireland’s independence. The exhibition is excellent.

Thank hugibr75
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum that is free! Self guided tour. Lots to read. Learn about Galway and about Ireland. Covers lots of topics! Very educational. I would definitely recommend it. About 1.5 hours. Near city center. Behind the Spanish Arch. Best museum I went...More

Thank PSimms
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience of Galway City Museum - we are thrilled to be described as the best museum in all of Ireland. Visit again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth visiting for a bit of local flavor and an introduction to the area. See a genuine Galway hooker ! (not that kind :-))

Thank Bruce H
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review - yes we have a Galway Hooker suspended dramatically from the ceiling i.e. traditional sailing vessel unique to the west coast of Ireland. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 15 October 2018

While in Galway take the time to visit the City Museum. It is a great collection of information and exhibits about early Galway. The Spanish Arch is right there as well and the fantastic Ard Bia restaurant is next door, don’t miss any of it.

Thank Joe E
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 14 October 2018

Went to see the Spanish Arch, but also entered the adjacent city museum. Some interesting displays, with a Galway Hooker boat being the star attraction. Worth a visit. No charge. Good cafe that is patronised by the locals.

Thank Solway73
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I came across this museum while exploring Galway. A beautiful town full of history. I spent an hour or two in the museum and there was a ton to read and see. Definitely worth a visit. Great for all ages. And nice views from upstairs.

1  Thank Katelyn B
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the variety of exhibitions on offer as well as the views from top floor overlooking the Claddagh basin where city meets sea. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 9 October 2018

A fine locally focused museum that combines good information and things for smaller kids to do! maybe 50-50 split between those two types of exhibits. Covers Ireland history with the perspective of the west coast and Galway in particular. Environmental exhibits focus on the oceans...More

1  Thank jackwidely
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your recommendation, we are delighted to hear you found the museum to be of equal interest for kids and adults. We hope you will visit again soon!

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