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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Driving toward Adare we spotted a sign for the Airboat Museum..

What’s this we thought? Pulled into the parking lot, paid our admission and discovered a great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tom G
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foynes flying boat museum

A fantastic history to the flying boats of old sitituated on the n69 foynes port town offers a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum excitingly captures the story of how Foynes became one of the great aviation hubs of the world between 1937-1945. Walk in the footsteps of JFK, Bob Hope, Eleanor Roosevelt & many other dignitaries, movie stars & refugees who landed at Foynes during World War II. Throughout the original terminal building this truly unique story is told by way of original film in a 1940’s style cinema, showcases covering the war years & numerous exhibits on the romantic flying boat era including the chance to board a life size replica of the Boeing 314 Flying Boat. Foynes & the Flying Boats will be forever connected with the invention of Irish Coffee as they combined to give us this uniquely Irish treat. Learn all about this historic event by watching a wonderful 3D holographic show re-enacting this famous night back in 1943 & after why not taste a delicious Irish Coffee in its original home.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“irish coffee” (151 reviews)
“full size” (28 reviews)
“flying boat” (156 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
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+353 69 65416
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"irish coffee"
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"full size"
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"air travel"
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"short film"
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"early days"
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"shannon estuary"
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"couple of hours"
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"control tower"
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"gift shop"
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"lovely cafe"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What’s this we thought? Pulled into the parking lot, paid our admission and discovered a great little piece of aviation history. The phenomenon of the global flying boat service only lasted about ten years and the Foynes museum does an excellent job of presenting that...More

Thank Tom G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A fantastic history to the flying boats of old sitituated on the n69 foynes port town offers a great look into the history and tour of the historic events of the first ever landing of a flying boat in Ireland.

Thank baldyman12018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband is a pilot and always finds an aviation museum or air field to visit no matter where we travel. This plane was very interesting to me. I wish that trans-Atlantic flights were so comfortable today! We ate lunch in the attached restaurant. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard about this wonderful place from friends who had traveled in Ireland last year. We decided to explore, and we’re so glad we did! This should be a “must-do” stop for anyone who loves aviation or history. The museum is not overly large, but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here a number of times over the last few years and is a place we always make sure to visit. The food and coffee is always good and fresh along with pleasant atmosphere with a friendly service it make a great experience...More

Thank Gerrybugle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a bus tour rest spot. The bus driver needed the designated rest time. The museum is interesting enough but it was a little long. The herd you like sheep. Everything is planned out. Movie, take lunch order, guided tour, eat lunch, learn how...More

Thank RUDIMAY1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the guided tour of this museum which was very informative and quite interesting. Our guide Mary was great fun and we suggest you ask for her as she seems quite knowledgeable and entertaining. Do watch the Irish Coffee demonstration at the end, especially...More

Thank 2-Tractor-boys
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the 1930/40s cafe whilst visiting Foynes. Ordered a cheese and ham toastie which was nice and came with crisps. I wouldn't day the cafe was retro though

Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had time to kill before the next ferry so decided to take a run up to Foynes to have a look at this. We ended up missing the next 2 ferries cos it was that good. And that was without stopping in the cafe...More

Thank Jochen R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing to see this plane. The movie was a great starting place. Mary was very dear and helpful. A piece of aviation history known of us had know. Definitely a must see.

Thank Jane Marie s
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rcjhk
February 6, 2018|
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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
February 25, 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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