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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

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Address: Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
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+353 69 65416

Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.

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Great Piece of the Past

Walk inside an exact replica of an old Flying Boat, try flying the simulator, watch a great short movie about a time gone by.. Great way to spend an hour or so and enjoy a cup of... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2016
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Bastrop, Tx
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Reviewed July 22, 2016

Walk inside an exact replica of an old Flying Boat, try flying the simulator, watch a great short movie about a time gone by.. Great way to spend an hour or so and enjoy a cup of tea and scone after. Loved it.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

We were here on a quiet rainy day and had pretty much the whole place to ourselves. My family of 4 with two older teens were sceptical and said that this would be a really lame, provincial museum (nothing that goes whizz or bang) however, everyone loved it! The film was a great start and the actual plane is awesome!... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Quite a small museum but contains a great deal of fascinating exhibits and information on the early days of aviation, particularly flying boats. Very well worth a visit by all age groups. Ends with a view from the top floor over the Shannon and surrounding countryside. Also contains a cafe which I did not sample and cannot comment on.

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Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were invited by Margaret O'Shaughnessy to the 2016 Air Show, excellent. Museum is a fantastic attraction, so worth a visit, amazing history. The new Maureen O'Hara collection will be a fabulous addition to the Museum when it is completed

Thank haggis53
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

A super place to visit early in the morning before the coaches arrive full of eager tourists. The history is interesting and well presented visually. There is a lot to see and observe, including the original control tower which overlooks the water where the Clippers were moored when not flying. The interwar neutrality of Ireland is well defined, I understood... More 

Thank DaisyMay57
wexford, Ireland
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Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting afternoon at the flying boat museum. Great information and portrayed in a very professional way. Thoroughly enjoyable. It is one of irelands most interesting places. A bit on the expensive side only downside to our day out.

Thank cathydarcy
St. Michaels, Maryland
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

Maureen O'Hara's bust is on display in addition to many interesting exhibits about the flying boats crossing the Atlantic, a dangerous, daring feat at one time. There is a film overview and an opportunity to board an actual plane. At the end there is an Irish Coffee Making Demonstration w/opportunity to purchase same, along w/some souvenir shopping. A unique museum... More 

Thank TheTravelingFoodies
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

The museum at Foynes catalogues the short history of the Atlantic Flying Boats. We often forget that such modes of transport were at the cutting edge of technology at the time. The story is well planned and laid out, where the museum not only exhibits the story but also allows for interaction and the inclusion full size replica of the... More 

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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Went here with the family while on holidays.it was fun for all of us,especially the flying boat replica as you can go inside and see what it was like.would highly recommend going.

Thank jcurwin
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

Excellent information on the History of the Flying Boat. Gift Shop a little expensive - BUT- the food in the Restaurant / Cafe is scrumptious

Thank donni67

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