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Galway City Museum

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Address: Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
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Let me preface this with, my husband does not like museums of any kind. This one he enjoyed. Great information about Ireland as well as interesting artifacts to view... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Let me preface this with, my husband does not like museums of any kind. This one he enjoyed. Great information about Ireland as well as interesting artifacts to view. Definitely worth the time and it's FREE.

Thank HockeyMom365
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Ended up here by chance on a visit to Galway I was trying to track down A spanish artist that creates amazing street art out of rubbish, and i got word he was outside the museum when I got there he wasn't anywhere to be seen, so I gave this place a shot I must say I had great time,... More 

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Belfast N .ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice space, and a great history of Galway, worth a visit. The museum is a great space wonderfully located in Galway city

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Galway City Museum provides great historical insight for visitors to Ireland, particularly of the first quarter of the 20th century leading up to independence for the Irish Republic.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Although I have visited Galway many times this was my first visit to the City Museum. I found it very educational with a range of exhibitions to covering history, sport etc. The building is very modern and a very popular café adjoining.

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Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a great FREE option to explore in Galway. It's a smaller museum, but full of history and fascinating exhibits. There are some nice spots to sit throughout and it's close to the Spanish steps and a body of water where swans like to swim.

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I were on our Self-drive vacation in Ireland and stopped just outside Galway. I have found in my journeys that the best way to learn about a city/town in the shortest period of time is to see their museum, large or small. The Galway City museum is one of those museums. There are all sorts of historic... More 

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Poway, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a small, free of charge local museum that highlights the Galway region and offers information and displays going back many years in the region. Its relatively small and well laid out and can be experienced within 1-2 hrs. Its close to many hotels and just down the street from the Quay Street shops and restaurants.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

With friendly and extemely helpful staff, the Museum provided us with a morning well spent. The temporary exhibit of Contemporary Irish Art dealing with Centennial themes was outstanding. The more permanent collection gives insight into present day Galway. We were particularly impressed with the efforts made to please visitors of all ages. Great for families.

Thank Carol W
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This free museum covers the entire history of the city from its earliest inhabitants who arrived at the end of the last ice age, 8,000 years ago, with impressive stone and iron artefacts on loan from the National Museum. The relevance of "the tribes" and the adjacent Spanish Arch is explained, the reliance on the sea described, and the upheavals... More 

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