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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

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Address: Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 69 65416
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Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.

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Great for aviation buffs

They did a great job recreating a Boeing 314 evidently the originals are all long gone. They have a nice little cafe where you can try Irish coffee. That was fun. They have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

They did a great job recreating a Boeing 314 evidently the originals are all long gone. They have a nice little cafe where you can try Irish coffee. That was fun. They have a little tower you can climb. And a maritime museum too. If you are in the area, don't miss it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

I did not expect to enjoy this visit - as one of a group, last week - but actually found it interesting, informative and enjoyable although I have never liked flight travel and fully expected to find this small museum boring. However, as there were at least three groups being guided around - making for delays here and there and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Perhaps because the film was not working, but when we came here on a CIE tour it was the only disappointment of the entire tour. We would have rather spent our time doing something else. The recreated plane interior was somewhat interesting but only needed about 15 minutes for that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Visited today with a large group of ladies. Everybody enjoyed the experience. The guides are friendly, knowledgeable and easy to hear and understand ( as they use microphones) . The cafe has a great selection of cakes and light meals . This museum is suitable for people of all ages .

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1 Thank Mary G
Limerick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The trip took over two hours. You could stay longer if you wanted to try out the Irish coffee which I noted was very reasonable indeed. We visited with 3 children 10-13 years. They all loved the 'cinema' and hologram room best. They also tried out the flight simulators and it was fun. There was a second one for smaller... More 

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Waterford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

As a local why have been in the cafe on several occasions with the kids today we visited the museum also as had never been 😆 It was very informative piece of history for the kids about Foynes and very accessible with a pushchair only down fall is in the cafe but nothing to do with the food cause it's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Great place to visit. Very interesting. They have done (and are doing) a great job. We had a demonstration on how to make Irish Coffee and I was picked as the Guinea Pig. But it all worked a treat and the coffee was excellent (even if I say so myself). The whole building and the exhibits and the mock-up flying... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I did not expect much, and perhaps is why I was very pleased with our last outing before we head home. The 9 Euro entry fee was worth every penny. This flying boat museum also has a maritime museum upstairs included at no extra cost. Lots of history as Shannon has been a seaport for a long time. Exports to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Foynes Flying Boat Museum is situated in the old Flying Boat Terminus in Foynes, right opposite the semi-derelict(and therefore fascinating) old railway station and on the banks of the Shannon. Entrance is not expensive - 9euros for seniors and a bit more for adults, and the welcome is full and friendly. A 17 minute film on the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Maureen Ohara's husband flew the flying boats and she contributed to the evolution of this museum. First view the 15 minute film. Then we took the guided tour and were fascinated with the flying boat's brief history and the roll Ireland and the Shannon River estuary play the in history of Atlantic crossings.. Very interesting full sized replica of the... More 

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