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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.
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
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$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
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Galway City Museum reviews
Great free museum for a intimate look at Galway and Ireland history. Entry was free. Enjoyed the exhibit on the hooker boats.
Great free museum for a intimate look at Galway and Ireland history. Entry was free. Enjoyed the exhibit on the hooker boats. more »
It was a great museum very instructive. I loved the submarine. I was with my friend and it was free ! There are lots of interactive tablets to be able to learn more about some objects 😊
It was a great museum very instructive. I loved the submarine. I was with my friend and it was free ! There are lots of interactive tablets to be able to learn more about some objects 😊 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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