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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Went here while spending a few days in Limerick. The displays where well laid out and very... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Len W
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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... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Simon M
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Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • 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 6 May 2017 via mobile

Went here while spending a few days in Limerick. The displays where well laid out and very informative and i didnt know how important a roll Foynes played in transatlantic flight. loved the flight simulator.

Thank Len W
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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...More

Thank Simon M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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

Thank astvar
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

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
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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...More

Thank dwtravels2017
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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...More

Thank Suer040153
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...More

Thank Neil248
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topgold
26 February 2017|
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Response from Flyingbods | Property representative |
Museum is closed at present and will reopen March 11th next.
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