Galway City Museum, Galway

4.1
#1 of 13 in Museums in Galway
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 .
Create an itinerary including Galway City Museum
map
Galway City Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
531 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • We stopped by the Museum while looking for restrooms. It turned out to be a very fun visit. My wife and I like Museums and we were not disappointed. It was great to see some artifacts and learn some o...  more »
  • Small interesting museum, free admission which is a bonus. Lots of history. I would recommend visiting here :)  more »
  • I am little bit disappointed with this museum, it is very fancy building but when you are inside, it is small museum and most of the items were taken from National Museum of Ireland. Staff are very ac...  more »
Google
  • It gets four stars because it was free. It has cool little exhibits and good information. I would have been annoyed if I had to pay for it. Probably wouldn't take the kids there as it is a lot of reading. Better for adults that want to learn a bit about Ireland
  • Great collection of artefacts. Love the 1916, . Revolution and Great War exhibitions.. good job. And free..
  • Excellent little city museum. Went there with children and they loved the top floor - I had to drag them out! Good cafe too, with decent children's menu.
  • It is marvelous! A beautiful and rich exhibition about history of the city from the beginning, about the Irish rising and Revolution, about the fishing culture and about the local nature. It is beautiful and totally free. The Dublin Castle Museum should be ashamed by this spectacular exhibition.
  • Nice exhibits in a good setting near Spanish arch. The restaurant serves delcious food

Plan your trip to Galway

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Galway

Stay at the center of Ireland's "Most Irish City," Galway City, by booking a hotel or hostel near Eyre Square, from which all city sights are walkable. If you prefer accommodation with more character, stay at a charming guesthouse or bed and breakfast just outside of the center, or look for lodging in the city's Latin Quarter, a bohemian neighborhood lined with cafes, galleries, and pubs. If you want to explore Galway County, book accommodations in the city, since it's a tourism and transportation hub on the West Coast. If you prefer the quiet countryside, seek out small, family-owned guesthouses on the Aran Islands or a cottage on the Connemara Peninsula.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Galway by other users

12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM ITALY January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Western Ireland & Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in United Kingdom, Galway & Dublin BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Ireland, Belfast & Derry BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans