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Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 532 460
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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 532 460
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the exhibits here which tell the history of Galway city. This is a must for families and a for history buffs. As with many cities in Europe, Galway has a long varied history. The exhibits here explain it thoughtfully and thoroughly. On...More

Thank mjjcville
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Sea Science, The Wild Atlantic is our most popular exhibition for kids of all ages looking for an interactive learning experience that is fun!

Reviewed 1 week ago

To get a sense of the overall history of Galway, this is a pretty good place to start. When I was there, there were exhibits on ancient and mediaeval Ireland, some sports memorabilia, a good WWI exhibit and some information on the Troubles. The galleries...More

Thank VictorianDavid
Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the variety of exhibitions on display. Navigation through the building can be challenging but it is something we are working to improve. Hope you will visit again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Galway Museum is an excellent facility for both local people and visitors from other countries. I found the exhibits on the past lives of Galway residents including fishing activities to be particularly interesting - their existence was really hard!More

1  Thank Ruth5757
Iarsmalann, Marketing Officer at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Yes, 'The Galway Hooker' exhibition gives a good insight into the social history of Galway fishing folk and the tradition associated with these unique sailing vessels. It is an added bonus that this exhibition overlooks the area that was once...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent exhibits especially on the 1916 Irish uprising. Exhibit halls well laid out with very useful information that was easy to follow.

1  Thank 007traveller1941
Iarsmalann, Marketing Officer at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum. The exhibition you mention, 'Revolution in Galway 1913-1923', is proving very popular with our visitors and will continue to run until 2023 so do call again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A free to enter museum charting the development of Galway from prehistoric times to the present was a real delight to visit. It housed finds from all periods of habitation and gives interesting descriptions of the growth of the town and the reasons for the...More

1  Thank Gerda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live locally and never even considered strolling into here until a friend suggested it. And incredible museum with a comprehensive tour of Galway throughout the years and a fantastic section for children! Would recommend to literally everyone this museum caters to everyone

Thank Ellie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great local museum with local, and Irish, history. The Hop On, Hop Off bus will stop there if you give them a heads up. Takes about an hour to do it all but very informative. And free. Hard to find a better deal

1  Thank Ossenfogva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The City Museum of Galway was one of the finest regional museums we’ve ever experienced. Some of the exhibits were expected, though well-done – pieces of Neolithic and Medieval pottery and household implements excavated, mostly during building projects. And the posted explanations of life in...More

1  Thank Sandy S
Iarsmalann, Museum staff at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are delighted that your experience at Galway City Museum was such a positive one and hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this museum was very informative regarding history of Galway. I wish I had spent more time. The first floor has exhibits and maps showing the historical development of Galway. The top floor had a fascinating exhibit regarding the Irish fight for independence and...More

Thank TobiasStanley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent, free, county-based museum. Rotating exhibits, lots of local history, many items in the collection from local families, good views of the city from the top floor windows.

Thank coyotebanjo
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