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Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 532 460
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Ideal place to visit when the weather bad.

Great place to visit. Free and informative ideal place to catch up with local history and the wild... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
loanstar59
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staffordshire
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Nice

Free museum about the history of Galway. Has great information and exhibitions! The 3rd floor has a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Romacapoccia
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“spanish arch” (72 reviews)
“free admission” (27 reviews)
“galway city” (51 reviews)
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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 532 460
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Free and informative ideal place to catch up with local history and the wild Atlantic coast.Top floor ideal for kids to interact with lots of display.

Thank loanstar59
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free museum about the history of Galway. Has great information and exhibitions! The 3rd floor has a great exhibition about the oceans.

Thank Romacapoccia
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located near the Spanish Arch, the Galway Museum is a modern multi-level facility that provides excellent displays on the history, life and times of Galway City. What's more, it is free admission. A little gem well worth sparing an hour or two for. There is...More

Thank bobjanh
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience so much and hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to visit, this is a good museum that has some very interesting exhibitions on how Galway evolved as a city, what happened there during the Rising to Civil War period and a separate exhibition about the First World War. The top floor is all...More

Thank Robert F
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum, we are glad you agree there is something for all the family to enjoy here. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Interesting collection of history here about Galway and Ireland, free admission as well, well worth it. Nice cafe too

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

Thank you for recommending Galway City Museum, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 December 2017

Really enjoyed exploring the three floors of this venue from old world to historical facts about how Ireland was formed to the superb electronic shows which where available. Probably spent 2-3 hours here. Could not believe it was free. NOT TO BE MISSED

Thank Familyman1961
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for the great review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience so much and hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This little museum has free admission and each floor has a greatly different theme so a little bit for everyone.

Thank Erin S
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Galway City Museum and hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 14 November 2017

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 18 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 18 November 2017

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 31 October 2017

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 18 November 2017

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

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