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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
$16 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
The museum was way more comprehensive than I expected. It covered so many areas of local history with wonderful displays and multimedia presentations. It was not at all crowded, but very well...
The museum was way more comprehensive than I expected. It covered so many areas of local history with wonderful displays and multimedia presentations. It was not at all crowded, but very well... more »
My adult son (20) and I visited the museum and enjoyed it very much. It is very orientated to give you clear information through a good mixture of expiation material. The views from the museum out...
My adult son (20) and I visited the museum and enjoyed it very much. It is very orientated to give you clear information through a good mixture of expiation material. The views from the museum out... more »
A perfect sized museum - spend an hour and learn about the Irish people. The photographs bring the past to light. Kudos to the curators who put together a story with just the right amount of objects and images.
Ireland is full of museums and others may be bigger or flashier but the Galway City Museum is a great one. We spent a really informative morning - I particularly liked the presentations on the boat construction and on the saving of the Gael. Just the right amount to absorb in a single visit.
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