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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Visit to museum with my father and teenage sons who actually tought it was a great spot well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brian H
Cork, Ireland
via mobile
A moment in time

On our last visit here about forty years ago this was just a shed. Now it is a brilliantly laid out... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert W
Cavan, Ireland
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Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visit to museum with my father and teenage sons who actually tought it was a great spot well established well educational and well laid out very interesting . A credit to the people that own and run it.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 3 days ago

On our last visit here about forty years ago this was just a shed. Now it is a brilliantly laid out visitor centre and as you make your way around you feel like you are there when the first of the flying boats landed and...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thank you to Marina (our docent) for the memorable visit to this absolutely fantastic museum. My husband (a Pan Am Pilot) flew with Charlie Blair on Charlie's final trip before retiring from Pan American Airways. Maureen O'Hara was accompanying Charlie on this last trip. He...More

Thank GHBet
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is unique, there's no other place in the world where you can admire a Boeing 314 flying boat because they're all gone. The Boeing 314 is perfectly replicated here to the highest level reality you can imagine. They did a great with the...More

Thank Flavio P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice historical museum. Always been a lover of the flying boat...love the history of Maureen O'Hara's kindness and her personal love story that led her to donate her memorabilia to the museum to keep just one piece of the history going. Would love to...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 7 year old daughter is mad on aircraft and flying. This was a fantastic museum. Trilled and griped her as it did the whole family. Excellent gift shop and fantastic coffee.

Thank Vince M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short trip by road from Limerick and you're at what is a small but well planned museum, telling the story of the start of Trans Atlantic flying in the years just before and during WW2. It covers the period of the flying boats and...More

Thank raiden929
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the flying boat museum with 3 young kids (10, 8 and 5) what a great place! I wasn't sure what to expect! After a short film on the history of the flying boats we were left to wonder around the museum. Highlight was defiantly...More

Thank JohnH2Cork
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved our trip to Foynes today . You can just tell that love and passion built this museum. The staff were so helpful, kind and lovely and lunch of soup and brown bread just the spot. We will be back in March.

Thank ClareAilishmc
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I took my two sons (12 and 16) to visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum recently. The centre tells the story of the flying boats that flew into the area up to 1945. It is a fascinating story, very well told, the highlight of which...More

Thank olympush
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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.