Galway City Museum

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Galway City Museum
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Monuments & Statues • History Museums
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
About
Galway City Museum is located by the river Corrib close to the Spanish Arch, the Claddagh and some of the finest remains of Galway's medieval wall. Now open for viewing are the exhibitions, MONUMENT developed in partnership with Galway 2020, former European Capital of Culture; The Corrib: Myth, Legend & Folklore; Caomhnóirí na nGael / Keepers of the Gael and Revolution in Galway, 1913-23.
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1-2 hours
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Eimear O
Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
Wonderful Exhibits
Jun 2021
Excellent exhibit right in the centre of the city. It is located only five minutes from Eyre Square, and is right on top of the Spanish Arch and Latin Quarter. The first floor seemed a little bit boring, mainly showing art pieces based on history, but as we went through it there were much more artefacts and the second and third floors were very colourful and had a mix of artefacts, readings, and images. It is a place that I would have paid to go see.
The only thing I would say that is a little negative is that the allotted hour and fifteen minutes are a little too short of time and you would need closer to two hours to see and read the full contents of the museum.
Written 23 June 2021
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CarB
Navan, Ireland9 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2020
Lovely little museum right beside the harbour and next to Spanish Arch. Lots to see and interesting for all ages.
Written 11 August 2020
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Thank you for the great recommendation, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed our latest exhibitions Monument and The Corrib: Myth, Legend & Folklore. Visit again soon!
Written 24 August 2020
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CroonerBobby
Hobe Sound, FL53 contributions
History brought to life.
Dec 2019
I spent a fascinating 2 hours learning about both Galwegian and Irish history. The displays are beautifully curated and some are interactive. You can see it all in a short afternoon and this is time very well spent. I highly recommend it especially for families.
Written 2 March 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the great recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back again to see our brand new exhibitions just installed on the Ground Floor. Visit galwaycitymuseum.ie to book your FREE ticket today!
Written 24 August 2020
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Cheng
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
amazing museum
Feb 2020
The first floor is on the history of Ireland, from medieval time to the present. I am very interested in the medieval history display. The second floor is about natural science and the sea, which is interesting too. It is suitable for people of all ages.
Written 29 February 2020
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Thank you for the great recommendation. We have reopened again with a selection of new exhibitions on the ground floor so we hope you will plan another visit soon! Visit galwaycitymuseum.ie to book your FREE ticket today!
Written 24 August 2020
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AussiesBallarat
Ballarat, Australia750 contributions
Very informative displays
Oct 2019
The Galway Museum is near the Spanish Arch and admission was free. The displays about the history of Galway were very informative. However, we particularly appreciated the gallery dedicated to Irish political history. From the upper level there was a great view of Galway Harbour. While looking out we (quietly) played ‘Galway Bay’ (“If you ever go across the sea to Ireland ...”). A visit here is recommended. There is a cafe as well.
Written 10 February 2020
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Thank you for sharing this account of your visit, we love that you played 'Galway Bay' - very apt, those views from the top floor are special!! We hope you will stay in touch with museum developments by vising our website and social media platforms. Visit again soon!
Written 22 February 2020
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Michael Connan
Derby, UK57 contributions
Free entrance
Feb 2020
Free to enter and is very informative on Irish life and culture.And a large area for children to participate in educational games
Written 3 February 2020
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Thank you for writing this review. You can join the museum mailing list by visiting our website and stay informed about all upcoming exhibitions and events. We hope you will visit again soon.
Written 22 February 2020
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Jacob Wardamse
Dublin, Ireland65 contributions
Nice and contemporary museum
Jan 2020 • Solo
A great place to spend an hour or two during a visit to Galway, and excellent value! Admission is free of charge which makes it even better- I've been to museums that charged quite a lot for a much poorer exhibit. The museum is divided into two main sections, the Irish Gaelic History and Sea Life. The former tells you a lot about the early history and the way of life of the early Irish tribes, giving much more information on the matter than any other museum in Dublin. The latter section tells a bit on the way the local people's lives are interconnected with the sea. That part of the exhibit is highly interactive, children will love all of the touchy-feely switches, knobs and levers.
Well worth getting there while in the city centre
Written 28 January 2020
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Thank you sincerely for taking the time to write this review and for the great recommendation. We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience at Galway City Museum and hope you will visit again soon. Stay up to date with museum developments on our website and social media platforms.
Written 22 February 2020
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PGZ
County Cork, Ireland8 contributions
Well wort it
Jul 2019 • Couples
Good way to spend an afternoon. Lots of informatoin on the histry of the city. Free in but you can leave a donation.
Written 10 January 2020
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Thank you for rating your experience at Galway City Museum. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope you will visit again soon. Stay in touch with developments on the museum website and social media.
Written 22 February 2020
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marion J
295 contributions
interprets the area and its people over the last few hundred years
Nov 2019
A small museum that punches above its size. It interprets the area and its people over the last few hundred years. really well and enjoyably presented. lots of photos. some of it very moving.
Written 29 December 2019
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Thank you for these kind words and for the great recommendation, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope you will continue to follow developments via museum website and social media. Visit again soon!
Written 22 February 2020
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Stefan D
Tweed Heads, Australia206 contributions
Great to visit on a rainy day
Oct 2019
An extensive range of artifacts and an insite into Irish history. The museum is free but donations are requested. Allow at least 2 hours when visiting.
Written 10 November 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the great recommendation. Stay in touch via website and social media. Visit again soon!
Written 23 December 2019
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