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“Definitely worth a visit”

Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Foynes
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.
Limerick, Ireland
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

I have been to the Flying Boat Museum a couple of times, the first several years ago, the second this month. It has improved a lot since my first trip. The highlight has to be the full-scale model of an actual flying plane, which you can walk around inside -- this has been added since my first visit, and improves the experience dramatically. There are plans to open another part of the musuem soon -- a control tower -- which will hopefully make it even more of a draw. As it stands, it's a fascinating look back into a little-known piece of Irish and aviation history, with an interesting documentary to kick things off, followed by plenty of intriguing information and some hands-on, interactive pieces. It could be with a bit less emphasis on text, with a few more visual or interactive exhibits, but even so it's a great way to pass an hour, with the plane providing the wow factor that was previously lacking. Don't pass through Foynes without visiting here!

Visited April 2012
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Limerick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

Visited the Flying Boat museum last week and had a great time. Great cinema, totally awesome replica of a flying boat and interactive games for the kids and us! Had nappy changing area also. Had lovely lunch afterwards- homemade soup and brown bread followed by a yummy cottage pie. The only thing was there was some building work going on which is nearly finished.

Visited April 2012
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Cashel, Ireland
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99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Liked the Flying Boat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

Our 3yo enjoyed walking through the flying boat. The multimedia video is exceptionally well-done. I wish you could hear static and mock radio calls when walking around the Marconi sets.

Visited August 2011
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Dublin
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Had a lovely visit. Completely unexpected really. Very well done, excellent facilities, shop and coffee shop. Very impressed.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2012

I have visit this place on a number of occasions and the audio visual and the history is fantastic

Visited February 2012
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