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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Well worth a visit

We stumbled on the museum by accident, and we are so pleaded we did. The museum is so interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mlindaanne
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Creuse, France
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TransAtlantic Aviation History at its best!

Really amazing place and very well presented. Very nice staff -- Martina was very informative. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
truestar2017
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County Clare, Ireland
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The Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum excitingly captures the story of how Foynes became one of the great aviation hubs of the world between 1937-1945. Walk in the footsteps of JFK, Bob Hope, Eleanor Roosevelt & many other dignitaries, movie stars & refugees who landed at Foynes during World War II. Throughout the original terminal building this truly unique story is told by way of original film in a 1940’s style cinema, showcases covering the war years & numerous exhibits on the romantic flying boat era including the chance to board a life size replica of the Boeing 314 Flying Boat. Foynes & the Flying Boats will be forever connected with the invention of Irish Coffee as they combined to give us this uniquely Irish treat. Learn all about this historic event by watching a wonderful 3D holographic show re-enacting this famous night back in 1943 & after why not taste a delicious Irish Coffee in its original home.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“irish coffee” (147 reviews)
“full size” (26 reviews)
“flying boat” (148 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
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+353 69 65416
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled on the museum by accident, and we are so pleaded we did. The museum is so interesting, specially visiting the replica of the Yankee Clipper! It is well presented and well worth a visit!

Thank Mlindaanne
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really amazing place and very well presented. Very nice staff -- Martina was very informative. The museum was much more than I expected. Detailed displays with photos and videos -- it's really a dream place to visit for anyone into aviation. Very good lunch at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our visit to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Although it is a tiny piece of history, the museum is fascinating. Love the full size replica of flying boat!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here whilst on holiday - it is an amazing place and full of historical information - well worth a visit and very good value for money - the restaurant has a good variety of food well presented - would certainly return if in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem. I new about flying boats used in the war, but new nothing about the commercial side of flying them. As for stationing ships across the Atlantic with searchlights on just so they could find their way, mind blowing. This is not a...More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I saw the description of this museum, I was not very enthusiastic about visiting it, but boy, was I mistaken. Our bus group was first herded into a small theater where we were greeted by Helen and our lunch orders were taken. Odd system...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well for €12.00 each money well spent Fascinating history from Maureen O Haras dress she wore at an Oscar celebration and the actual Oscar on view Great documentary to get you started Aircraft simulator and tour of an actual plane Then a hologram of the...More

Thank Burningburns
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting stop for a few hours to understand the flying boat era but the entrance fee can be a bit daunting if you're on a budget! That said, it's exhibits are well put together and tell the story of the flying boat era in a...More

Thank Jay H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those interested in the history of early aviation the Foynes Flying boat museum gives a comprehensive record of air travel at that time, in particular for Atlantic ocean crossings. The exhibits in the museum are extremely well displayed over a number of floors and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a lovely couple of hours at the Foynes Flying boat Museum. It was most enjoyable and enlightening. We were met by a lovely lady by the name of Ursula, who brought us to the cinema to watch a short film about the Flying...More

Thank Clelia H
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rcjhk
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Response from Hatten C | Reviewed this property |
It looks like others have answered this question, I will skip looking it up on their wedsite.
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topgold
25 February 2017|
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Response from FlyingBoatMuseum | Property representative |
Museum is closed at present and will reopen March 11th next.
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