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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

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Address: Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 69 65416

Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.

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A must see if passing through

We saw this museum on the way to Kerry and made a mental note to visit on way back. Very glad we did as this museum is great. Even if you only look at the website it is worth it... read more

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Simon M
Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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105 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We saw this museum on the way to Kerry and made a mental note to visit on way back. Very glad we did as this museum is great. Even if you only look at the website it is worth it as it is full of information and you'll be guaranteed to learn something you had no idea about. Cost €28... More 

Thank Simon M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent museum very informative staff and very well done highly recommend lots to see and do for all the family

Thank astvar
Chester, CT
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Foynes place in aviation history was brief but crucial to the development of transatlantic air travel. The museum highlights the people and equipment that participated in long range air transport development and a very unique time between the wars that placed this town and its people at a crossroads. The full sized replica of a Boeing flying boat is wonderfully... More 

Thank Jane L
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect with this museum, but was pleasantly surprised. This was an interesting place, with unique displays including a to scale replica of the original Boeing 314, that you can actually board to see what flying across the Atlantic used to be like. You can also sample an Irish coffee at the place it was invented. Well... More 

Thank Tracy B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum, really interesting loved the movie and especially going on board the flying boat - amazing. The cafe does really good food too.

Thank Jlipwhat
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this museum. Saw this airplane in my favorite Alfred Hitchcock movie "Foreigen Correspondent. Then I learned the first Irish Coffee was created and I had to see it. You won't believe how big this plane is or its place in early transatlantic aviation. Don't miss the Irish coffee story either. Yum!!!

Thank dwtravels2017
Northport, New York
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken to Foynes by our wonderful tour guide Gene O'Sullivan we were very pleased with the experience and learned so much.

Thank ellenmclaughlin
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When they mentioned flying boat museum I immediately thought 'oh no' BUT it was brilliant. The ticket lady was very helpful and funny. The introductory film was absolutely so interesting and then the displays and exhibitions were extremely well laid out and not overloading you with information. The mock up of the flying boat was so much fun - I... More 

Thank Suer040153
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Really interesting museum and great fun. Visited with the family and everyone really enjoyed it. The replica of the Flying boat is seriously impressive and gives a real sense of what it must have been like to travel on one of these. If you are in the area, it is worth the trip.

Thank Neil248
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit. Very informative and enjoyable. Loved the irish coffee and meal in o'regans restaurant.

Thank JULES42

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