Galway City Museum, Galway

Categories: Monuments, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.8/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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. Make Galway City Museum a centerpiece of your Galway vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Galway itinerary maker.
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  • 4th time in Galway. First time in museum. Very close to our hotel (Jurys) It was free. Small and easy to see everything. Saw 1916-2016 Anniversary art and historical memorabilia. Also great interactiv...  read more »
  • Very informative and interesting of the local history. Well laid out displays. Good for a rainy afternoon. 
  • The Spanish Parade (Arch) drew us to this excellent museum with an authentic "Hooker fishing craft" on display as you climbed up to the 2nd floor. Many displays also were focused on the 100th annivers...  read more »
  • Small with little on display. Some decent views through the windows upstairs. Good place to bring kids. They should love the top floor and the suspended boat along the way.
  • Just okay. Nothing to impressive there. At least it's for free (donations accepted). You can see some history of the city, some untagged assets and spend 1-2 hours there.
  • What a great experience, free entry into museum, also don't forget to checkout the view from the top gallery...
  • I enjoyed the free access to the museum. The exhibits are interesting and the view from upstairs is very nice.
  • Nice museum even though it's on the small side. Worth a visit if you're exploring Galway, doesn't take up a lot of your time. Free admission.
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