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Unexpexted back street archeology

Found this only because we had the Rick Steve’s guide book and were following the walking tour in... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
hyracotherium
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Bucks County, PA
Five minute visit but cool to see

Just a little piece of history off the main street, doesn't take more than five minutes to see and... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Caitie93
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Hall of the Red Earl is an archaeological excavation, clearly visible from Druid's Lane. It has an explanation about the site clearly visible through the glass. The Earl was a medieval lord, the site dates from the 13th century. We found it by accident...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Found this only because we had the Rick Steve’s guide book and were following the walking tour in it. It is a real archeological excavation made open to the public. Takes 5-10 minutes to walk through but is a fascinating glimpse of medieval Galway presrved...More

Thank hyracotherium
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Its great that there are places in the city that are free for tourists and I especially like this one. All the staff are Volunteers with a passion. Recommended.

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Just a little piece of history off the main street, doesn't take more than five minutes to see and read the billboards but it's free so nothing to moan about

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

In the pedestrian quarter, on a little pedestrian side street off busy Quay Street, this glass-fronted archaeological excavation is exposed for you to walk around and into. The documentation posters and 1651 city map lay it out well. [Going to the Galway City Museum afterwards...More

Thank Phillip W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The Hall of the Red Earl is interesting if you happen to be nearby. We were right around the corner and, although it was closed when we were there, you can still look through the glass and see the remnants of this Medieval building. I...More

Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you have ever dreamed of being Indiana Jones this is the place to see a real archaeological dig site. Kids will enjoy this one as well. While not as big as one would hope, this is a realistic site and very educational.

Thank Msnider76653
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped here as we were exploring the city of Galway. The site is small and self guided but it gives you a good perspective on the history and development of the city. The displays help to bring to life the Hall of the Red...More

Thank Sid H
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

This archaeological site has been significantly upgraded, with interesting sign boards describing the history, the architecture, and even the way the Government building was redesigned to allow this find to be displayed. We were fortunate to be met by a local guide who gave us...More

Thank BearTraveler69
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Interesting to see some of the old city and the artifacts found when digging. Nicely displayed and you can see some of it from the street as walls are glass from the outside - something different and we did not pay to go in.

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