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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Interesting and thoughtful

This museum gives insight to the era of WW2, the development of aviation at the time, social... read more

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A blast from the past

This museum captures the short but exciting period during which flying boats travelled to an from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.
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Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum gives insight to the era of WW2, the development of aviation at the time, social history and the local history, all in one go. The replica flying boat gives curious insight to what it was like to fly. Restaurant serves a good menu...More

Thank Flaips
Reviewed yesterday

This museum captures the short but exciting period during which flying boats travelled to an from North America via Foynes on the river Shannon between the late 1930's and the nid 1940's There ia a lot of interesting material here. Don't miss the explanation as...More

Thank Brian O
Reviewed yesterday

Take a trip back in time the era of the flying boats. These planes from the early days of air travel show us that, in those days, only the wealthy could afford to fly. When they did fly, it was in luxury and you dressed...More

Thank Meisterx
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another trip with school age children. Self guided tour and we all loved it. The children enjoyed the installations and I found it informative also. Time flew here

Thank Tuppefun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the Shannon area and had read about the museum and the flying boat history. It was well worth the visit. The birth of the Irish Coffee the famous Americans who had used the flying boat service. There is a flying boat to...More

Thank denniscasey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute museum on Ireland's connection to early transatlantic flights done in Flying Boats. There is a lot packed in here including a full size mock up of one of the aircraft. They finished off the tour showing us how to make the perfect Irish Coffee....More

Thank RERD09
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on Friday with my 3 children, 12,10,9 years old. The staff, especially Martina were really friendly and helpful. The museum itself was well worth a visit, with the life-size replica plane and simulators being a highlight for the children. The Maritime museum was a...More

Thank Kilmurr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in aircraft, and more particularly the history of trans Atlantic aviation, a visit to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum is essential. There are a lot of interesting exhibits but the highlight, for us certainly, is the mockup of the Boeing 314...More

Thank nickgstrong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a week in Ireland . Found this museum, which to be fair I know nothing about these planes. It is well laid out and informative. I especially liked the life size copy of the plane. You can see how the passengers were...More

1  Thank May F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out, the tour guide Mary was fantastic. Appealed to everyone, worth every penny. Irish coffee demonstration and scones were incredible at the end. Would've stayed for lunch if we had more time.

Thank seang12388
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25 February 2017|
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Response from Flyingbods | Property representative |
Museum is closed at present and will reopen March 11th next.