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Galway City Museum

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Fun museum

Did the museum on a Saturday morning in February. Layed out on three floors. The best part was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter W
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Thorpe Market, United Kingdom
Nice free museum

The Galway City Museum is a small, but very well presented, museum illustrating the history of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
LightFighter
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Lafayette, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the museum right as they were opening for the day. There was a bit of a crowd to get in, which was nice. Overall, the history of Ireland and it's people is fascinating. The Galway City Museum did a good job of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the history and we do hope you will consider visiting the museum again as we regularly change exhibitions. We are currently working on a brand new exhibition on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the museum on a Saturday morning in February. Layed out on three floors. The best part was definitely the third floor with its eco-nautical theme (if there is such a word). For anyone with children - this is the floor for them! Look out...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience - yes we are the museum with the flying boat!! We hope you will visit again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great visit to this museum. It's not too big, so you can see everything in a couple of hours. Great exhibits concerning many aspects of the history of Galway and it's people. And it's free!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Galway City Museum is a small, but very well presented, museum illustrating the history of Galway. Entrance is free though donations are appreciated. The museum is an excellent stop on a rainy day in Galway.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LightFighter
Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation, yes we are delighted to offer free admission and always welcome donations to help us continue to care for Galway's invaluable material culture! Visit again soon!

Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

We are from Galway and have been to the museum a few times, it is a free attraction and well worth a visit if you are in Galway, it is also beside the Spanish arch and the Claddagh is just across from it

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MichaelOSha
Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed January 30, 2019

If you like Galway you will be interested in the city’s past. This rather small museum is the right place to start your historical journey...

Date of experience: January 2019
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Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

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

Reviewed January 29, 2019 via mobile

Really nice local history and natural history museum. Priced right (by donation). While the main focus is local, I learned more about the history of the struggle for Irish Independence than I ever knew. A special treat for me was the delightful commentary on archeological...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for rating us so highly. We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience at Galway City Museum and hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Museum is spread over 3 floors each taking different aspects of Galway. City History, WWI and Irish Civil War and then a floor on marine biology targeted at kids. The kids were interested in different sections and we all found that we learned something new....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the great recommendation. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed December 24, 2018

This museum is definitely worth a visit, and worth the optional donation. It is quick, so do not worry about it taking up your day experiencing all Galway has to offer.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2019

Thank you for writing this review, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed December 1, 2018

Small museum that showcases the history of the city. Right next to the Spanish Arch. You can get through the museum in less than an hour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elyse H
Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2019

Thank you for writing this review, we hope you will visit again soon!

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