We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 69 65416
Website
Description:

Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 353 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 228
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
A short history of usa,england and ireland between the two wars

The start of the flight to and from the usa to the U.K and Ireland. How Foynes was a choice to land the sea planes in Ireland. A chance to use the demo of the flying a sea planes.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2016
mrhalpin
,
Swindon, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

353 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 338: English reviews
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The start of the flight to and from the usa to the U.K and Ireland. How Foynes was a choice to land the sea planes in Ireland. A chance to use the demo of the flying a sea planes.

Helpful?
1 Thank mrhalpin
Listowel, Ireland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Visited the Flying Boat Museum last week and had a great time. We thoroughly enjoyed the cinema, where we watched a 17 minute film on the history of the terminus and the flying boat era. We loved the amazing replica of the flying boat and the kids had a great time with the interactive games in which they really enjoyed.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank CDHorgan
Florida
Level Contributor
141 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Traveler_Bill707
U.K.
Level Contributor
117 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank pausilypon
Ohio
Level Contributor
55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ohiosoccermom68
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 .

Helpful?
1 Thank Mary G
Limerick
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank fourinfamilyLimerick
Waterford
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank cwalsh01
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
168 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank sidjen2015
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 

Helpful?
Thank Frank S

Travellers who viewed Foynes Flying Boat Museum also viewed

Limerick, County Limerick
Limerick, County Limerick
 
Patrickswell, County Limerick
 

Been to Foynes Flying Boat Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Foynes Flying Boat Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?