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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting museum

This museum is very interesting for everybody, young and old. It gives you a better understanding of Irish history and also shows a lot of footage. One of the best things is that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
Suzanne R
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This museum has around 4 to 5 sections. WW1 and the Irish Rebellion, the Galway hooker boat, science and the sea,etc. Iti is modern and equipped with lifts for those unable to use the stairs. Things are well presented and clearly labelled.

Thank CoppoMullingar
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Who goes to a museum on a first visit to a city like Galway? Insiders who know 1) it's free; 2) it's quite good; and 3) it has one of the best views of the city on the second floor. You'll find it worth your time - just up from Spanish Arch!

Thank LoveToTravelGA
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

You approach this by passing through the Spanish Arch. It is a really good place to spend an hour or two. There are plenty of exhibits relating to Galway's role in the Irish struggle for independence, and also quite a bit about Ireland's role in World War One. Photographs allowed. A fabulous place for history buffs.

Thank Alex280546
Galway, Ireland
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This museum is very interesting for everybody, young and old. It gives you a better understanding of Irish history and also shows a lot of footage. One of the best things is that it is free! A must see when you visit Galway.

Thank Suzanne R
Pavia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I love the Galway City Museum. Whenever I make it down to Galway, the 1st thing I do is walk down to the Spanish Arch and go to the Galway City Museum for the best view of the Spanish Arch, the Corrib and the swans :)

Thank Mike K
Dublin, Ireland
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494 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum set right beside the Spanish Arch. Entry is free which is fantastic. There are multiple floors exploring different themes. Quite interactive so keeps those with short attention spans entertained, especially the science section. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

Thank JenandNeil365
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

If you have half a day to spend in Galway, visit the museum and you won't be disappointed. It's a free self guided museum which explains in detail Galway's rich history through a very eclectic mix of artefacts and objects. Is also suitable for little ones too as there are a lot of activities to keep them occupied. Ideal for... More 

Thank Symeon V
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Let me preface this with, my husband does not like museums of any kind. This one he enjoyed. Great information about Ireland as well as interesting artifacts to view. Definitely worth the time and it's FREE.

Thank HockeyMom365
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Ended up here by chance on a visit to Galway I was trying to track down A spanish artist that creates amazing street art out of rubbish, and i got word he was outside the museum when I got there he wasn't anywhere to be seen, so I gave this place a shot I must say I had great time,... More 

Thank Daithi J
Belfast N .ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice space, and a great history of Galway, worth a visit. The museum is a great space wonderfully located in Galway city

Thank Timhedgley

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