Galway City Museum, Galway

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Discover Galway's past at Galway City Museum, where objects from pre-history to present day fill the galleries of this coastal complex. The maritime industries that helped build the city take a place of honor in the museum's exhibits. Because farming was another way of life that influenced the city, a collection of farm equipment shares space with industrial artifacts. Admission to the museum is free, and its location on the seashore next to the Spanish Arch makes it a good stopping point on a walking tour of the city and coastline. Add Galway City Museum to your Galway travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Galway online route planner .
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  • My wife and I had some time to burn before checking into our hotel in Galway. We stopped in this wonderful city museum. The exhibits and displays were so interesting that we ran out of time and decide...  more »
  • Excellent museum. I could have spent a half a day there! The staff were very friendly. It’s located on the water. Very informative museum!  more »
  • With a bit of time in your hand luggage here certainly has the right address--you shimmy up along the history of Galway and also partially across Ireland through the Museum, which is in very appealing. Earlier sea research across the Atlantic again interactive sections follow besides a beautiful view on the River Corrib and the city. One or two of this "try it yourself out" elements unfortunately not properly worked, but that has done nothing off the whole. ;)
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  • A wonderful little museum with a fantastic restaurant in it. Walking around the museum gives a little taste of so much of the region. From the Galway Hooker boat that is inside, to Iron Age tools and arrowheads, to even older items this museum has a fantastic dose of history. Then upstairs there is moving exhibits, as well as collections of art, and poster and movie paraphernalia from times past. Cap it all off with a lovely view of the Quay from the corner window, and you have yourself a lovely little day at the museum!
  • There's a restaurant in this museum called the kitchen. It's a really fab restaurant with a lovely menu and really nice staff. Caters for groups with no hassle - they just move the tables around a bit to suit your group. Location right next to the Spanish arch very scenic
  • I found it to be a pretty basic museum. It's definitely a good place for children to learn about Sea Science...not sure if this is always available.
  • Great museum with some interactive exhibit. Good for adults and children alike! Much recommended, and entry is free.
  • Amazing healthy food and very friendly and helpful staff. We got a delicious vegan chocolate cake here!

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