Trip Planner: Galway / Galway City Museum
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.
Tours to Galway City Museum
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Electric Bike Tour of Galway City with Expert Local Guide
Duration: 2h 30min - 3h
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Galway's City Centre: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Duration: 1h - 1h 15min
Tours from $9 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Galway Top Highlights & Claddagh Village Walking Tour
Duration: 2h 30min
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Galway City Museum reviews
I found this museum to be mildly interesting for about an hour, as it provided shelter from the rain. It is free admission, and is located along the river. Three floors of displays provide commentary.... more
I found this museum to be mildly interesting for about an hour, as it provided shelter from the rain. It is free admission, and is located along the river. Three floors of displays provide commentary.... more »
This museum was a great way to learn about Galway and the Aran Islands when we arrived. It just so happened to be quite rainy on our first day so this museum was a good first stop. Small yet packed...
This museum was a great way to learn about Galway and the Aran Islands when we arrived. It just so happened to be quite rainy on our first day so this museum was a good first stop. Small yet packed... more »
Easy to find,just in the heart of Galway city centre. Free entry, of course you can donate some money if you are willing to. They recommend to do 5 euros , which probably is a bit too expensive for the expositions there. Nothing much to see, took us around 20 mins to see everything. 3 floors , everything displayed very well. If you want to know something more about Galway and the Aran Islands, this place is a must. Recommended.
The museum covers the archaeology, history and culture of the city of Galway like most city museums do, but here the text is in Gaelic and English, with the Gaelic text first, as it is still the official language of the nation which I thought was a nice touch. The Galway city museum is one of the best museums I have visited anywhere in the world, both with the standard expositions and the changing ones. They also offer a virtual tour and have a very detailed and user-friendly website which I absolutely recommend you visit, whether you are planning on going here or not.
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