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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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Tours to Galway City Museum
€15 BOOK WITH VIATOR City Sightseeing Galway Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour City Sightseeing Galway Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Duration: 1 hour
€7 BOOK WITH VIATOR Galway's City Centre: A Self-Guided Audio Tour Galway's City Centre: A Self-Guided Audio Tour
Duration: 60 to 75 minutes
Galway City Museum reviews
It’s a small museum but we really enjoyed what we saw. In particular a traveling exhibit of photographs of children from an Irish ethnic minority group that were along the outside of the building...
It’s a small museum but we really enjoyed what we saw. In particular a traveling exhibit of photographs of children from an Irish ethnic minority group that were along the outside of the building... more »
Really friendly staff who kindly advised on the Garda exhibition. The museum is split 3 floors and provides good level of exhibits in a combination of visual, audio and interactive displays...
Really friendly staff who kindly advised on the Garda exhibition. The museum is split 3 floors and provides good level of exhibits in a combination of visual, audio and interactive displays... 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.
I visited the museum this morning with my daughter. We spent approximately 2 hours there. It is a fairly small museum but there is plenty to see. I particularly enjoyed the exhibition on the Gaels and the Monument exhibition and the artworks. The museum is free to enter but they recommend a donation of €5. I would recommend a visit here to anyone visiting Galway.
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