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Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 532 460
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History with some Soup

I enjoyed a rainy day in Galway wandering about the museum. I even got to enjoy the adjacent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
erinmaglietta
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New City, New York
Galway City Museum

The Galway City Museum is located beside the Spanish Arch. This is a modern museum, covering... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sonyamsonyamsonyam
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Dublin, Ireland
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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed a rainy day in Galway wandering about the museum. I even got to enjoy the adjacent restaurant, whose soda bread was amazing and mushroom soup was delicious and comforting during the storm. I learned a lot about the history of Galway and appreciated...More

Thank erinmaglietta
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you had an enjoyable experience at Galway City Museum. We are lucky to have The Kitchen Café on site to provide the perfect end to any visit. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Galway City Museum is located beside the Spanish Arch. This is a modern museum, covering Galway's history from 1800 to 1950. Look out for the Galway hooker fishing boat, and the collection of curraghs (traditional Irish fishing boats made from a framework of laths...More

Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The exhibitions you mention are no longer on display however. Currently we have Galway's prehistoric and medieval history on the ground floor, Galway & The Great War, Revolution in Galway, 1913-23 and The Galway Hooker...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been living in Galway for the past year and only visited this place in the past week. I was blown away, it is a hidden gem

Thank Darragh K
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were a few decent exhibits. The exhibits on the Irish rebellion and ancient Galway were interesting. The rest was nothing special.

Thank subterranean_jack
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the archaeology and 'Revolution in Galway, 1913-23 - this is one of our more recent additions. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a nice museum. there was a mix of stuff for adults and kids and plenty of interactive displays for kids.

Thank Jen Dan M
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this museum in October and spent about an hour there. It's not overwhelming in size, and there's a rich history of the city. If you love Galway, it's worth a visit.

Thank Laura E
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the experience and hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 18 October 2017

First of all, this 3 story museum is FREE. Great way to learn about the area history. Lots to look at so plan to spend at least an hour looking at all the exhibits

Thank cojasak
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Gawlay City Museum, we appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide said thus museum would take us five or ten minutes to get through at most so we didn't go in expecting much. However, a couple of hours later I can say we were totally impressed especially the second floor information. That floor...More

Thank Kirsty S
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit so much and appreciate your recommendation. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Free admission, 3 levels of exhibitions. The level on the history was of interest to me. Also a level about the sea and one on rocks. Some interactive exhibits but a few videos would be nice for brief explanations.

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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

A good local history museum in a modern and well designed 3 floor building on the river front . The café was fine. Strong points include the exhibitions on Galway in World War I and Revolution in Galway 1913-1923. These take up most of the...More

Thank BobScarlett
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum. We are glad you enjoyed the 'Revolution in Galway, 1913-1923' exhibition - it is difficult to cover everything in such a small space but we do take your point. Your feedback is much appreciated!

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