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My kind of museum

It is free. It is unique to Galway. It details the river usage over hundreds of years. Fly fishing... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Portland, Oregon
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Small but unique, a different view!

Surprisingly interesting small museum sited in a small three storey tower reached by a footbridge... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

It is free. It is unique to Galway. It details the river usage over hundreds of years. Fly fishing folks will enjoy the award winning lures. A small tower on the bridge so don’t over look this charming place. 10-20 minutes is all you’ll spend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly interesting small museum sited in a small three storey tower reached by a footbridge over the river that manages to fascinate with an insight into a bygone Galway, and an in some ways forgotten fishery past - at the same time providing a great...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicholas22
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a tiny little fishery museum with a hilarious staff. It gives an entire history of a short piece of river and who owned it, back to Henry VIII. There’s also a 40lb stuffed salmon. Loved my short visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Holly W
Reviewed 23 February 2018

If you walking across the Wolfe Tone Bridge in Galway stop in this interesting local tourist attraction and museum run by the Galway Civic Trust. Declan, the historian of the tower, will give you a great 5 minute explanation of why the tower was built,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Greg M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The watchtower museum is very near the Spanish Arch. It is free to enter but there are some stairs to climb. It has an interesting history of fishing in Galway.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The admission is free but that is not the only reason to see this museum! The history of fishing in Galway hails back to the beginnings of the city itself. The tower offers an unparalleled view of the River Corrib, and the docents are very...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Chillymama777
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a very small Museum located on Wolfe Tone bridge in Galway. It is very close to the Galway City Museum and the Spanish Arch. While small it holds a wealth of interesting material. If you have any interest in fishing and the River...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank dsrob26
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Just happened to have been walking past this we place, didn't realise it was a museum, good to just call in to if your walking past, free of charge you just leave a donation, not much in to but good views and interesting if you...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Maevesheehan
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Sitting on the edge of a river at the end of stone bridge is the cutest little museum you have ever seen with the nicest boys inside! You get to learn about the history of the tower, the fishery & a little about the town....More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Sespi
Reviewed 15 August 2015

I live in Galway and had not visited the tower for many years. However I was pleasantly surprised recently when I brought a young nephew who was visiting from Holland to visit the tower. It has been recently rennovated and updated and now provides an...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank tedthed0g
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