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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 2 weeks ago

I am a college student who visited Galway and the City Museum might have been my favorite part of Galway! It's full of knowledge and even has interactive exhibits. There's a cute cafe off the museum with seating outside. Definitely a must see! Plus, it's...More

Thank Tammie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a stroll through the museum to kill some time recently and were pleasantly surprised. There are plenty of artefacts from throughout Irish history from the ground floor up to the top, ending with a stunning view of Galway Bay, Spanish Arch and the...More

Thank Niall H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to learn a bit about Galway's history then this is the place to go, lots on display with great information. Recommended.

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small city city museum is very informative, with free admission. Our visit was made more difficult by a local school group swarming the exhibits, but their reactions and enthusiasm made it endearing. Exhibits including the local fishing industry, Roman-era archaeology, the environment, WWI and...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum provided an interactive presentation of the history of Galway City. You walk through 3 floors of exhibits that take you from the city's founding to the 20th century.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited this lovely museum and were so happy we did. It is so well laid out and organized and the displays are wonderful and interactive. We really enjoyed the history of Galway during the first and second world wars and would...More

Thank TraceyLamping
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a bonus to have a museum with free admission. It is over 3 levels with displays about Irish life, the development of nationalism leading to the rebellion, and how the city developed over time. There is a wildlife section on the top floor with good...More

Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

yes its good a very relaxed staff more interested in chatting to each other it has to be said than even say hi that was the first thing so not a good start but it improved and the museum itself was really good information bout...More

Thank kierancarey7
Reviewed 16 June 2017

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 19 June 2017

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 15 June 2017

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 19 June 2017

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

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