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Galway City Museum

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Address: Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 532 460
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting museum

We popped into this museum during a rain shower while we were visiting Galway and were glad we did. There are a lot of interesting exhibits here that are well presented. There... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Chester, United Kingdom
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La Gaude, France
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Free of charge and really interesting. You learn a lot about Galway : first settlers, medieval, during the Rising and the War. Definitely worth it

1 Thank guillaumebauduin92
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We popped into this museum during a rain shower while we were visiting Galway and were glad we did. There are a lot of interesting exhibits here that are well presented. There are lovely views from the upstairs galleries too. Worth a visit.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

There's not much here that's on permanent display--we've been three or four times, and there are only a handful of items we've seen every time. This trip, there were small but interesting exhibits of photographs of Galwegians born in each year since the Easter Rising, of the Rising itself (with emphasis on Galway's role) and of significant Irish women of... More 

1 Thank Rick J
East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It is a cute little museum but don't plan for it to take much time. It is great that it is free but really if you can make it an hour with kids (2 8 and under) that would be stretching.

1 Thank ecb15
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We decided to nip in to the museum after spending an hour or so laying in the sunshine of the spanish arch area. There were 6 of us in the group and it was interesting enough to hold the attention of most of us....which is no mean feat ! The museum displayed a very thorough trawl through the history of... More 

1 Thank Nick H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Yes, a free museum, and a wonderful cafe, whether for morning coffee and cake, lunch or tea and more cake, the menu is imaginative, service very charming and altogether it's a lovely place.

1 Thank Lawnturtle
Denmark, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This museum is free. We were walking by, trying to get out of the rain and it was a wonderful diversion. So many artifacts and information put together very nicely.

1 Thank Lucodo
Angmering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Situated @ in the Harbour area the Museum is a pleasant place to pick up on the local History for this area. Its compact in comparison to a lot of Museums so you will not get bored & its free to enter... It closes sharp @ 17:00 so allow your self @ least an Hour for a quick visit.

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Reviewed 11 July 2016

This museum has some excellent artifacts and interactive exhibits. On a rainy day it was a good stop for to appreciate the history of Galway. Located at the remains of the Medieval Walls , Spanish Arch and the Galway Bay.

1 Thank dekalbill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

It is a common museum. Inside it you can't find many monuments or evidences about Galway's history but a lot informations and historical reconstructions. Moreover there are some interactive attractions( the last at the end of the way is fun). Globally, it is a museum in the average.

1 Thank Toni R

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