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Galway City Museum

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Nice free museum

The Galway City Museum is a small, but very well presented, museum illustrating the history of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LightFighter
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Lafayette, California
Small, but.....

If you like Galway you will be interested in the city’s past. This rather small museum is the right... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
181j_rgenb
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Guanajuato, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Galway City Museum is a small, but very well presented, museum illustrating the history of Galway. Entrance is free though donations are appreciated. The museum is an excellent stop on a rainy day in Galway.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LightFighter
Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation, yes we are delighted to offer free admission and always welcome donations to help us continue to care for Galway's invaluable material culture! Visit again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are from Galway and have been to the museum a few times, it is a free attraction and well worth a visit if you are in Galway, it is also beside the Spanish arch and the Claddagh is just across from it

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MichaelOSha
Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like Galway you will be interested in the city’s past. This rather small museum is the right place to start your historical journey...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 181j_rgenb
Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice local history and natural history museum. Priced right (by donation). While the main focus is local, I learned more about the history of the struggle for Irish Independence than I ever knew. A special treat for me was the delightful commentary on archeological...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank matt l
Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for rating us so highly. We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience at Galway City Museum and hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

Museum is spread over 3 floors each taking different aspects of Galway. City History, WWI and Irish Civil War and then a floor on marine biology targeted at kids. The kids were interested in different sections and we all found that we learned something new....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the great recommendation. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed December 24, 2018

This museum is definitely worth a visit, and worth the optional donation. It is quick, so do not worry about it taking up your day experiencing all Galway has to offer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin W
Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2019

Thank you for writing this review, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed December 1, 2018

Small museum that showcases the history of the city. Right next to the Spanish Arch. You can get through the museum in less than an hour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elyse H
Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2019

Thank you for writing this review, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little museum that spotlights the history of Galway and is a good chance to learn more about the city on a cold or windy day, and the price is right! It’s free! You will learn more about Galway including the tribes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, yes our Galway & The Great War exhibition is quite popular particularly in this year of commemoration - it runs for a few more months only so glad you had the opportunity to catch it....More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

I normally don't like museums, but this one was just right. I wasn't tired by the time I finished viewing the exhibit. Plus, it was a nice break from the shops and sea walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed November 2, 2018

We went here as a family group with adults, teenagers and a five-year-old and everyone enjoyed the trip around the museum. Lots to look at and learn for all ages with plenty of interactive displays and reading material over three floors. The museum covers aspects...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

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