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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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Galway City Museum Reviews
A small museum that punches above its size. It interprets the area and its people over the last few hundred years. really well and enjoyably presented. lots of photos. some of it very moving. more »
An extensive range of artifacts and an insite into Irish history. The museum is free but donations are requested. Allow at least 2 hours when visiting. more »
This was so much fun. Visiting family, we were able to spend quite a while walking around. There's so much history packed into this building! In addition to all of the really cool artifacts, the building itself is also pretty gorgeous. There's a great view of the canal from the top floor! The aquarium in the top floor is also adorable and worth checking out, especially if you have kids.
Some nice exhibits here and some interaction for the kids. A few of the interactive displays were not working however. Nice place to visit. Cafe on site but be prepared to wait for a table as it's always busy.
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