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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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A must visit

We were in the Shannon area and had read about the museum and the flying boat history. It was well... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sao Paulo
via mobile
Nice Museum

Cute museum on Ireland's connection to early transatlantic flights done in Flying Boats. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in the Shannon area and had read about the museum and the flying boat history. It was well worth the visit. The birth of the Irish Coffee the famous Americans who had used the flying boat service. There is a flying boat to...More

Thank denniscasey
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cute museum on Ireland's connection to early transatlantic flights done in Flying Boats. There is a lot packed in here including a full size mock up of one of the aircraft. They finished off the tour showing us how to make the perfect Irish Coffee....More

Thank RERD09
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on Friday with my 3 children, 12,10,9 years old. The staff, especially Martina were really friendly and helpful. The museum itself was well worth a visit, with the life-size replica plane and simulators being a highlight for the children. The Maritime museum was a...More

Thank Kilmurr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in aircraft, and more particularly the history of trans Atlantic aviation, a visit to the Foynes Flying Boat Museum is essential. There are a lot of interesting exhibits but the highlight, for us certainly, is the mockup of the Boeing 314...More

Thank nickgstrong
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just returned from a week in Ireland . Found this museum, which to be fair I know nothing about these planes. It is well laid out and informative. I especially liked the life size copy of the plane. You can see how the passengers were...More

Thank May F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great day out, the tour guide Mary was fantastic. Appealed to everyone, worth every penny. Irish coffee demonstration and scones were incredible at the end. Would've stayed for lunch if we had more time.

Thank seang12388
Reviewed 1 week ago

The introductory film sets the mood and context really well, and the exhibits then are fascinating, culminating in the replica flying boat to board – so spacious! A brief period of history, but such huge developments – and crazy ideas – really glad this museum...More

Thank TrewinDorset
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum and learnt so much. We watched a film to begin with which explained a lot all about the era of the flying boats which didn't last very long but was a major part of air travel development....More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best museum I have been to. The lay out was easy to follow and there was not the information overload that some museum get tempted to do. The film at the beginning I could have watched again. Going into B314 replica brought...More

Thank Staghunt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this Museum as a result of my husband reading a Ken Follett book. We found the Clipper really interesting and enjoyed our visit. The audio presentation was very good and informing.

Thank barb1958
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25 February 2017|
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Response from Flyingbods | Property representative |
Museum is closed at present and will reopen March 11th next.