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Galway City Museum

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This museum is definitely worth a visit, and worth the optional donation. It is quick, so do not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
EscapingNYC
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Small museum that showcases the history of the city. Right next to the Spanish Arch. You can get... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum is spread over 3 floors each taking different aspects of Galway. City History, WWI and Irish Civil War and then a floor on marine biology targeted at kids. The kids were interested in different sections and we all found that we learned something new....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the great recommendation. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is definitely worth a visit, and worth the optional donation. It is quick, so do not worry about it taking up your day experiencing all Galway has to offer.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing this review, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 1 December 2018

Small museum that showcases the history of the city. Right next to the Spanish Arch. You can get through the museum in less than an hour.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Iarsmalann, Manager at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing this review, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little museum that spotlights the history of Galway and is a good chance to learn more about the city on a cold or windy day, and the price is right! It’s free! You will learn more about Galway including the tribes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, yes our Galway & The Great War exhibition is quite popular particularly in this year of commemoration - it runs for a few more months only so glad you had the opportunity to catch it....More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

I normally don't like museums, but this one was just right. I wasn't tired by the time I finished viewing the exhibit. Plus, it was a nice break from the shops and sea walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 November 2018

We went here as a family group with adults, teenagers and a five-year-old and everyone enjoyed the trip around the museum. Lots to look at and learn for all ages with plenty of interactive displays and reading material over three floors. The museum covers aspects...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Free entry and such a beautiful laid out museum. Thoroughly enjoyed walking around and gaining insight to Ireland’s independence. The exhibition is excellent.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum that is free! Self guided tour. Lots to read. Learn about Galway and about Ireland. Covers lots of topics! Very educational. I would definitely recommend it. About 1.5 hours. Near city center. Behind the Spanish Arch. Best museum I went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience of Galway City Museum - we are thrilled to be described as the best museum in all of Ireland. Visit again soon!

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Worth visiting for a bit of local flavor and an introduction to the area. See a genuine Galway hooker ! (not that kind :-))

Date of experience: October 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review - yes we have a Galway Hooker suspended dramatically from the ceiling i.e. traditional sailing vessel unique to the west coast of Ireland. We hope you will visit again soon!

Reviewed 15 October 2018

While in Galway take the time to visit the City Museum. It is a great collection of information and exhibits about early Galway. The Spanish Arch is right there as well and the fantastic Ard Bia restaurant is next door, don’t miss any of it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2018

Thank you for your recommendation, we hope you will visit again soon!

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