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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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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Explore the history of Ireland at this FREE museum

Loaded with artifacts and images, there's lots to see and learn at the Galway City Museum. Real history buffs could spend a few hours. An hour or less for the casual visitor.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 June 2016
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Loaded with artifacts and images, there's lots to see and learn at the Galway City Museum. Real history buffs could spend a few hours. An hour or less for the casual visitor.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The museum is modern and packed full of information on the history of Galway. Early civilizations to modern stories. Free admission and close to other attractions.

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Adelaide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This was delightful and I enjoyed the displays about the uprising in 1916. Ireland has a complex history for a visitor to understand, but this was clearly described, making it relatively easy to grasp. I particularly like the women's contribution section on the ground floor.

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Jamestown, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Great museum to learn about the history of this beautiful city. It is free for all goers and definitely worth seeing if you enjoy history.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Nice exhibits but it's a small museum. Worth a look and it will only take a half hour to an hour depending on how much you read.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The history of the Galway area is tastefully presented in this 3 storey museum built in 2006. It is free, a self guided tour, a great way to spend a couple of hours especially if it is raining.

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Mullingar, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you are looking for a history lesson on the city of Galway then this is the place to go. They have artifacts and structures with good info.

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I like museums that have more limited ambitions and do not overwhelm with endless rooms. this one has a Galway Hooker (that is a seagoing vessel not a prostitute) as well as historical artifacts and history of the area. I enjoyed learning some history of the 1916 rising away from the Dublin area.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The Museum is small but packed with information about Ireland's history. One of my favorite parts was the letters from two soldiers during WW1. I loved reading the correspondence between one man and his love who had moved to Boston. She eventually returned when he did and they married and his grandson became the King of Claddaugh, which the attendant... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Modern museum which is well curated to include interesting displays and descriptions of past history of the Galway area as well as recent activities. Don't miss it.

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