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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  • Should you consider, if you are interested in Irish history. The admission is free. Has a bit of time and look at the Museum. Just for bad weather days a good tip.
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  • The Galway City Museum put so many of the history pieces of Ireland together for us. We spent a few hours there on a rainy day. Prepare to spend a great deal of time if you want to see it all. The Mus...  more »
  • I paid a visit to this museum while visiting Galway in November 2017. The museum has about 4 different zones and each has lots of information. Great for a rainy day.  more »
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  • 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

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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.
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