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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Well worth a visit

The Flying Boat Museum is well worth a visit. It begins with a short documentary on the sea plane... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
A Little Afterthought

Going home to Cork from a couple of days in north Kerry a sudden thought sent us up to Foynes... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Bill D
County Cork, Ireland
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Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Flying Boat Museum is well worth a visit. It begins with a short documentary on the sea plane era in aviation which is very interesting and informative. There are plenty of exhibits informing the visitor of different aspects of life during that time in...More

Thank JanetHannon
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Going home to Cork from a couple of days in north Kerry a sudden thought sent us up to Foynes instead of going the more direct route. We had often talked of going to the museum but it is not really on the route to...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The Foynes Flying Boat Museum is a bit out of the way, but well worth the beautiful drive from the Shannon airport. We visited on the weekend and the there is no bus service, so we rented a car and really enjoyed the countryside. The...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016

The museum is full of interest and tells of Foynes' role in the development of trans-atlantic flight. The various films and holograms are fascinating. We were in a group of adults but youngsters would love it too. The full-size replica of a flying boat that...More

Thank AllyandBarry
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Went here with my dad and brother and didn't know it existed prior to going. Its worth stopping off if you are close by. Really interesting learning about what happened there. Checked out the Irish Coffee's as well. They are very good compared to most...More

Thank Aidan S
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed learning about the flying boats and there is a good film at the beginning and a nice silent film in the same room as the flight simulator showing early flying attempts. Interesting the luxury that was on these planes. I learned about Ireland's...More

Thank Americanflygirl
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Went to visit the flying boat museum over the weekend. All our group were well impressed and the the flying boat itself is definitely the highlight.

Thank Blamackey
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a marvelous museum. For a memorable souvenir, have someone snap your picture while you are seated at the controls of the full-scale replica flying boat. There are two seats, so you can have your spouse or a companion seated next to you. This...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We love all things aviation and go to as many air museums as possible. So, we obviously had to spend an afternoon here. We found the museum to be quite enjoyable and informative about the history of the Flying Boats and the Foynes/Ireland part of...More

Thank WG89519
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is really worth a visit...found it fascinating and delightful ... life size flying boat was amazing ... great fun ... Cafe worth a visit too ... lovely place to pass an hour or two.

Thank Joan M
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Just wondering if the Foynes Flying Boat Museum is open on weekends during the months of January and February.
26 February 2017|
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Response from Flyingbods | Property representative |
Museum is closed at present and will reopen March 11th next.