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Galway City Museum

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Address: Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 532 460
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A great place to spend a couple of hours learning about the region and its history.

Well put together, easy to navigate and many points of interest to suit every taste. I discovered a lot I did not know. Very educational.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Carey Bay, Australia
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Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Next to Quay in Spanish section of Galway near Cladah area. Modern Museum with lots to see about galway and the sea faring people

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Carey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well put together, easy to navigate and many points of interest to suit every taste. I discovered a lot I did not know. Very educational.

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Thank Garry P
Mayo, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I never knew this museum existed. I'm glad I found it. The museum is a modern building which, although not vast in size, inside gives the impression of a bigger space. The exhibits on display are definitely of great Irish interest and you can't help but be impressed by the Galway Hooker hanging from the roof (it's a boat by... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to get out of rain. Nice museum, very informative, gives a good flavour of history, holds interest throughout. Pleasant cafe serving lunch on the ground floor.

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Also lot of content on the various conflicts with England. Very nice space. It's a great place to spend some time and learn about the area and politics.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to get out of the rain for a couple hours. There is a lot of information and things to see on various topics. Several exhibits that change from time to time. I learned a lot of Irish history and the 1916 uprising.Best of all its 100% free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Galway City Museum is a great time-killer on a lazy Galway day. As someone who spent a substantial amount of time in Galway, I learned quite a lot that I did not know about the area and its history. The views of the Spanish Arch and Galway Bay from upstairs are also breathtaking. It is a free attraction, but... More 

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Salt lake city
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is free and provides a great overview of some of the history of Galway and its people. There is an exhibit on the men from Galway that served in WWI and the rebellion - Interesting. The main floor had the archialogical findings that have been found around Galway - everything from bronze swords to pottery to musket balls.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Just visited Galway museum.So good and fascinating.Gives a full insight into Galway.I recommend to anyone visiting Galway

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had a guided tour with Damien today and were very impressed. Damien paced the tour perfectly for our group, was very patient and enthusiastic. Would really recommend this museum, even if just for the beautiful views of Galway/the Claddagh area. Thanks Damien!

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