Galway City Museum, Galway

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History Museum · Monument
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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  • Lovely little museum right beside the harbour and next to Spanish Arch. Lots to see and interesting for all ages.  more »
  • I spent a fascinating 2 hours learning about both Galwegian and Irish history. The displays are beautifully curated and some are interactive. You can see it all in a short afternoon and this is time.....  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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