Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum: Hours, Address, Galway City Museum Reviews: 4/5

Galway City Museum
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Monuments & Statues • History Museums
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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
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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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noel d
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
A relatively small museum but containing hours of fascination. There's information spanning thousands of years on display here.
Written 28 July 2022
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Marius P
Oslo, Norway1,675 contributions
First part of the museum covers the culture on the islands, then a exhibit on gaelic culture and art. And also a very great exhibit on the troubles and fighting.

I found the part about the fightings to be the best part of the museum.
Written 14 June 2022
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Martin C
Sheffield, UK614 contributions
This museum covers everything from the Aran Island forts going back to the Bronze Age and then Galway through much more recent history including the Irish up risings in 1900s with lots of great photos. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 10 June 2022
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Hillsborough, NC45 contributions
Really great way to learn about the history of Galway -- as with most places the staff were incredibly friendly and walking around and seeing how the city developed was great.

A large part is set aside to cover the rising against the British and some of the atrocities committed by the British --- videos play with expert historians recounting what happened in an objective way -- it tears at your heart when you hear how a young mother was killed.

Going to Galway, this is a must.
Written 31 May 2022
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Anthony F
Dublin, Ireland403 contributions
Solo
Was surprised by the size of this exhibition, bigger inside than it looks and the quality and range of the exhibits on display was a genuine delight. A great distraction whether the weather is rainy or not
Written 28 May 2022
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Steve F
Boston, MA23 contributions
The museum was way more comprehensive than I expected. It covered so many areas of local history with wonderful displays and multimedia presentations. It was not at all crowded, but very well situated. I would recommend the museum to anyone visiting Galway who has an interest in Irish history.
Written 9 May 2022
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DublinIrelandPeter
Dublin, Ireland181 contributions
My adult son (20) and I visited the museum and enjoyed it very much. It is very orientated to give you clear information through a good mixture of expiation material. The views from the museum out over the bay are a good reminder as you make your way around of the geography of the area. The staff are friendly and helpful. I was also impressed that they had a sensory room for children which is a nice touch and makes the museum inclusive.
Written 9 April 2022
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Mags U
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
Friends
Decided to do a bit of sightseeing in Galway the museum was definitely on our list. The staff were just so lovely we had a lovely stroll around the museum well worth a visit. The museum is just kept so well such a shame the gift shop wasn't available maybe next time
Written 2 November 2021
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CndFamilyInLondon
London, UK54 contributions
Family
Well presented and informative museum providing the history of the city, area, and the country. It is free, and worth visiting when in Galway.
Written 27 October 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it. Hope to see you back again soon!
Written 28 October 2021
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Mary Q
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Couples
An excellent museum combining national and local history. Great exhibits and plenty of written materials to explore on each floor.
A sensory area is available for children needing a quiet space and there is a lift.
Pre book for a timed slot. The museum closes a number of times during the day to allow cleaning between visitors (September ‘21)
Very friendly and helpful staff. Donations are welcome - €5 is recommended so remember to take some cash as they don’t take contactless donations just yet.
Thank you for a lovely visit today.
Written 8 September 2021
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Thank you sincerely for leaving such a great review, we really appreciate it. The sensory space is a recent addition to our Monument exhibition which was developed in partnership with Galway 2020, former European Capital of Culture. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon!
Written 28 October 2021
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Galway City Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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