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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Really worth a visit - full of surprises

The museum is full of interest and tells of Foynes' role in the development of trans-atlantic... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Brecon, United Kingdom
Interesting museum

Went here with my dad and brother and didn't know it existed prior to going. Its worth stopping... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Aidan S
Dublin, Ireland
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Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

The museum is full of interest and tells of Foynes' role in the development of trans-atlantic flight. The various films and holograms are fascinating. We were in a group of adults but youngsters would love it too. The full-size replica of a flying boat that...More

Thank AllyandBarry
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Went here with my dad and brother and didn't know it existed prior to going. Its worth stopping off if you are close by. Really interesting learning about what happened there. Checked out the Irish Coffee's as well. They are very good compared to most...More

Thank Aidan S
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed learning about the flying boats and there is a good film at the beginning and a nice silent film in the same room as the flight simulator showing early flying attempts. Interesting the luxury that was on these planes. I learned about Ireland's...More

Thank Americanflygirl
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Went to visit the flying boat museum over the weekend. All our group were well impressed and the the flying boat itself is definitely the highlight.

Thank Blamackey
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a marvelous museum. For a memorable souvenir, have someone snap your picture while you are seated at the controls of the full-scale replica flying boat. There are two seats, so you can have your spouse or a companion seated next to you. This...More

Thank Citallwic
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We love all things aviation and go to as many air museums as possible. So, we obviously had to spend an afternoon here. We found the museum to be quite enjoyable and informative about the history of the Flying Boats and the Foynes/Ireland part of...More

Thank WG89519
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This museum is really worth a visit...found it fascinating and delightful ... life size flying boat was amazing ... great fun ... Cafe worth a visit too ... lovely place to pass an hour or two.

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to this and had gone out of my way to get there. It was okay, but as a History teacher, I guess I was looking for more information about the Flying Boats in World War II - which was probably why...More

Thank DodgeyAus
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Walk inside an exact replica of an old Flying Boat, try flying the simulator, watch a great short movie about a time gone by.. Great way to spend an hour or so and enjoy a cup of tea and scone after. Loved it.

Thank tripgirl077
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We were here on a quiet rainy day and had pretty much the whole place to ourselves. My family of 4 with two older teens were sceptical and said that this would be a really lame, provincial museum (nothing that goes whizz or bang) however,...More

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Just wondering if the Foynes Flying Boat Museum is open on weekends during the months of January and February.
25 February 2017|
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Response from Flyingbods | Property representative |
Museum is closed at present and will reopen March 11th next.