Trip Planner: Europe / Ireland / Western Ireland / Province of Connacht / County Galway / 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
Lassies, castles and battles: Explore Galway on an audio walking tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $7
Duration: 60 to 75 minutes
Galway Top Highlights & Claddagh Village Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $33
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Galway City Museum reviews
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.
Plan your trip to Galway
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Galway
See all ›
Hidden gems in Galway
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Galway
Plans to Galway City Museum by other users
5 days in County Galway & Connemara BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, teens, popular sights Preferences: October, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in Ireland's West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 43 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Province of Connacht BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium