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Galway City Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Informative and Quaint

Nice little museum that portrays the History of the city of Galway. Very informative. There is an... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Natasha S
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Worth a quick stop

Small, well-maintained museum that gives you a view into the maritime history of Galway. Worth a... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Great place to spend a few hours ( children will love it ), it charts the history of Galway but best by far is the The Wild Atlantic Exhibition they have on at this moment in time, there are lots of interactive things to do...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at Galway City Museum and hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum that portrays the History of the city of Galway. Very informative. There is an awful lot packed into a small area. Definitely worth a stop

Date of experience: September 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

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

Reviewed September 23, 2018

Small, well-maintained museum that gives you a view into the maritime history of Galway. Worth a stop as your perusing the rest of the city. I found it to be a nice way to start my time in Galway because it gave me an opportunity...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed September 10, 2018

The Galway City Museum is not large, but it is informative. It gives an insight into the people and culture of Galway. Outside is a collection of trees that are connected to Irish folk traditions. The museum is closed on Mondays, and is open during...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

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

Reviewed September 8, 2018

Perfect small museum focussing on the earlier days (ground floor) and the more recent history in the 20th century (1st floor). The 2nd floor shows interesting facts and research regarding Galway and the atlantic ocean. Free admission, also interesting with kids - takes about 1...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

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

Reviewed September 5, 2018

This museum has free access.The collections were well organized and with a lot of details. Since the prehistory, the medieval age and science floor, everything was very interesting. Also, I liked the bulding itself. I highly recommend this museum if you are going to Galway,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ivana P
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your great recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We unintentionally arrived and went in as it was free entrance. Great information on Bronze Age and pottery artefacts. Cool exhibits for kids to view shells and other items under a microscope and also generate electricity. Good view of the waterway and Spanish bridge too.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Free entry, great collections a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. The collections are well presented with lots of information on the displays.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We spent a day in Galway city and it was, as always, very enjoyable. The streets were buzzing with people and street entertainers. Eyre Square is unique and always impresses. If you ever get to Ireland, Galway should be first on the list to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

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

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Simply asked a question to a member of staff at the reception- “could you inform us of how to get to the Arron islands from doolin?” Got told by a rude member of staff, who butted in when her younger colleague was starting to explain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry to hear you had a negative experience and hope this will not deter you from visiting again. Of course we aim to promote Galway and the Western region - perhaps it was...More

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