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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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A very good look back at flight

We saw a short film first of all and the saw different parts of flying the jumped in a simulator to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Richard J
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Chard, United Kingdom
Brilliant hands-on exhibit.

Well worth a visit. The centrepiece is the full scale replica of a flying boat which you can wander... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Graham C
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Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“irish coffee” (147 reviews)
“full size” (26 reviews)
“flying boat” (148 reviews)
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Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
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+353 69 65416
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw a short film first of all and the saw different parts of flying the jumped in a simulator to take off and land the flying boat crashed landed very realistic controls then what on a mock up of the real flying boats they...More

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FlyingBoatMuseum, Manager at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to review our award-winning museum. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind Regards Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. The centrepiece is the full scale replica of a flying boat which you can wander round to your hearts content. Excellent!

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FlyingBoatMuseum, Manager at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum and we were delighted to read you enjoyed the experience of the full-scale replica of the Pan American Clipper!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our two sons and their partners were visiting us from England and Easter Monday was a wet, cold and grey day. Definitely a day for a visit to an indoor attraction that would catch everyone's interest. Prior to their visit I had contacted the museum...More

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FlyingBoatMuseum, Manager at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for taking the time to review our Museum. We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience with us and you loved the film of the flying boat era and found the Irish Coffee Hologram entertaining. It really is a favourite among...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in Foynes to visit the Museum while on a tour of Ireland - so glad we did. The tour was very interesting and informative. And then to have the chance to not only see up close an actual replica of the plane - but...More

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FlyingBoatMuseum, Manager at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience while visiting the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum and delighted to read you enjoyed your lunch in our Museum Restaurant - O 'Regan's. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have you visit us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to visit on recommendation from a friend and had a great time. Really enjoyed the history film and the replica flying boat which is higher than expected. The lady at reception couldn’t have been friendlier, and very helpful/welcoming.More

Thank GeoffreyHW
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FlyingBoatMuseum, Manager at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are always delighted to receive such positive feedback especially in regard to our staff as we know they work so hard to make each visitor feel welcome. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind Regards Foynes Flying Boat...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem! Absolutely fantastic afternoon spent with our two sons (15 &10). This whole experience gave us far more than we expected. So interesting with plenty to see and some great interactive elements . It kept them both happy and which is nothing short...More

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FlyingBoatMuseum, Manager at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for taking the time to review our Museum. We are delighted to read that you had an enjoyable experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Kind Regards Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely run, small but very interesting museum. Well done in a limited space, very clear historical facts with some great exhibits. The flight simulator is great and the model of the flying plane was brilliant. Nice restaurant attached, staff very friendly also.

Thank Isaac G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum about the golden age of flying, takes you back into the 1930s and 1940s when the UK and the US were competing for long range flights with flying boats. Also teaches you about how the small town of Foynes ties into this...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well worth the stop for a few hours. Fascinating History well told using exhibits, posters & film in an ideal setting where you amble through at your own pace. Very friendly & informative staff are an extra bonus. There is an on-site cafe/snack bar...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tucked away nto this tiny town is the Flying Boat Museum, which offers an interesting view into that magical time of the flying boats of the late 1930s. The museum tour starts with a 10 minute film and ends with a walk about of the...More

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rcjhk
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Response from Hatten C | Reviewed this property |
It looks like others have answered this question, I will skip looking it up on their wedsite.
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topgold
26 February 2017|
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Response from FlyingBoatMuseum | Property representative |
Museum is closed at present and will reopen March 11th next.
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