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Galway City Museum

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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 532 460
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Interesting visit

Small but well designed modern building housing many interesting photographs, artefacts and... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Kevin C
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Manila Philippines
nice 30 minute distraction.

good local museum with laid back feel. Would visit again in in central Galway City would not travel... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Eugene J
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Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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“spanish arch” (73 reviews)
“free admission” (26 reviews)
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Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 532 460
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Small but well designed modern building housing many interesting photographs, artefacts and scientific displays. The hands-on exhibits also make it an ideal place for children to explore.

Thank Kevin C
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum. We are delighted to hear you had an interesting and interactive experience and hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

good local museum with laid back feel. Would visit again in in central Galway City would not travel out of way to see. Best is its free

Thank Eugene J
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for your review of Galway City Museum. We are glad you enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and the free admission - most people do not realise its free so thank you for sharing. Visit again soon!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A great collection! History and new modern art. It is an excellent view over the city of Galway, over the ocean and when the weather allowing it is possible to see far far away.

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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for your review - we do have fantastic views from the top floor gallery of the Claddagh basin where the river Corrib flows into the Atlantic ocean. Its a great place to observe Galway where city meets sea. Visit again soon!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

A modern place to visit showing the history of the town. Amazingly for free. A nice little cafe at the side also.

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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for reviewing Galway City Museum, we really appreciate your recommendation.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

A well set out small museum, it gives a good run down of the local history and developments. Well worth a short visit.

Thank CJTW
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for your recommendation, we really appreciate it. Visit again soon!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Galway Museum is free and Im not sure people realise this! This does not effect the high quality exhibits inside as they are top quality and even though I'm from Galway I learned a lot of interesting things from our visit. The marine exhibit on...More

Thank Diarmuid O C
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your positive experience of Galway City Museum and for your great recommendation. We are delighted that you, as a Galweigan, enjoyed your visit so much and hope you will return again soon!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is an interesting museum with history of Galway and a neat oceans exhibition. It's free to enter and is a great way to spend a rainy day.

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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Galway City Museum, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the experience and appreciate your recommendation. Visit again soon!

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I was hesitant to take the kids to another museum but this place was great. They could touch things and learn as well (but most important...touch!!). They have a lot of stairs but also an elevator. Best of all it was free!!

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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for your great review - yes the interactive units throughout the galleries allow visitors to really explore Galway's archaeology, history and sea-science. We are delighted to hear you and your kids enjoyed the experience and hope you will visit again soon!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

My wife and I had some time to burn before checking into our hotel in Galway. We stopped in this wonderful city museum. The exhibits and displays were so interesting that we ran out of time and decided to come back the next day to...More

Thank Greg M
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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you Greg for taking the time to write such a great review of Galway City Museum. We are delighted you both found your visit as equally educational as it was enjoyable as that is the kind of experience we hope we have created. Your...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum. I could have spent a half a day there! The staff were very friendly. It’s located on the water. Very informative museum!

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Iarsmalann, Marketing at Galway City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Galway City Museum and for your recommendation. We hope you will visit again soon!

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