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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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Fly back in time

Excellent information on the History of the Flying Boat. Gift Shop a little expensive - BUT- the food in the Restaurant / Cafe is scrumptious

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2016
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Excellent information on the History of the Flying Boat. Gift Shop a little expensive - BUT- the food in the Restaurant / Cafe is scrumptious

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Listowel, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The museum recounts the days preceding WW11 when the flying boats were just beginning to cross the North Atlantic. An exact replica of a "clipper" is the feature of the museum and visitors can ascend to the tower from which the planes were cleared for the trip to North America. There is also a nice restaurant and gift shop on... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The start of the flight to and from the usa to the U.K and Ireland. How Foynes was a choice to land the sea planes in Ireland. A chance to use the demo of the flying a sea planes.

1 Thank mrhalpin
Listowel, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Visited the Flying Boat Museum last week and had a great time. We thoroughly enjoyed the cinema, where we watched a 17 minute film on the history of the terminus and the flying boat era. We loved the amazing replica of the flying boat and the kids had a great time with the interactive games in which they really enjoyed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

They did a great job recreating a Boeing 314 evidently the originals are all long gone. They have a nice little cafe where you can try Irish coffee. That was fun. They have a little tower you can climb. And a maritime museum too. If you are in the area, don't miss it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I did not expect to enjoy this visit - as one of a group, last week - but actually found it interesting, informative and enjoyable although I have never liked flight travel and fully expected to find this small museum boring. However, as there were at least three groups being guided around - making for delays here and there and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Perhaps because the film was not working, but when we came here on a CIE tour it was the only disappointment of the entire tour. We would have rather spent our time doing something else. The recreated plane interior was somewhat interesting but only needed about 15 minutes for that.

1 Thank Ohiosoccermom68
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Visited today with a large group of ladies. Everybody enjoyed the experience. The guides are friendly, knowledgeable and easy to hear and understand ( as they use microphones) . The cafe has a great selection of cakes and light meals . This museum is suitable for people of all ages .

1 Thank Mary G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The trip took over two hours. You could stay longer if you wanted to try out the Irish coffee which I noted was very reasonable indeed. We visited with 3 children 10-13 years. They all loved the 'cinema' and hologram room best. They also tried out the flight simulators and it was fun. There was a second one for smaller... More 

Thank fourinfamilyLimerick
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

As a local why have been in the cafe on several occasions with the kids today we visited the museum also as had never been 😆 It was very informative piece of history for the kids about Foynes and very accessible with a pushchair only down fall is in the cafe but nothing to do with the food cause it's... More 

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