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Galway City Museum

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Address: Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 91 532 460
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Interesting Free Museum

Interesting museum set right beside the Spanish Arch. Entry is free which is fantastic. There are multiple floors exploring different themes. Quite interactive so keeps those with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
JenandNeil365
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting museum set right beside the Spanish Arch. Entry is free which is fantastic. There are multiple floors exploring different themes. Quite interactive so keeps those with short attention spans entertained, especially the science section. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have half a day to spend in Galway, visit the museum and you won't be disappointed. It's a free self guided museum which explains in detail Galway's rich history through a very eclectic mix of artefacts and objects. Is also suitable for little ones too as there are a lot of activities to keep them occupied. Ideal for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me preface this with, my husband does not like museums of any kind. This one he enjoyed. Great information about Ireland as well as interesting artifacts to view. Definitely worth the time and it's FREE.

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Thank HockeyMom365
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ended up here by chance on a visit to Galway I was trying to track down A spanish artist that creates amazing street art out of rubbish, and i got word he was outside the museum when I got there he wasn't anywhere to be seen, so I gave this place a shot I must say I had great time,... More 

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Thank Daithi J
Belfast N .ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice space, and a great history of Galway, worth a visit. The museum is a great space wonderfully located in Galway city

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Galway City Museum provides great historical insight for visitors to Ireland, particularly of the first quarter of the 20th century leading up to independence for the Irish Republic.

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Thank A-Reel
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Although I have visited Galway many times this was my first visit to the City Museum. I found it very educational with a range of exhibitions to covering history, sport etc. The building is very modern and a very popular café adjoining.

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Amherst, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a great FREE option to explore in Galway. It's a smaller museum, but full of history and fascinating exhibits. There are some nice spots to sit throughout and it's close to the Spanish steps and a body of water where swans like to swim.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I were on our Self-drive vacation in Ireland and stopped just outside Galway. I have found in my journeys that the best way to learn about a city/town in the shortest period of time is to see their museum, large or small. The Galway City museum is one of those museums. There are all sorts of historic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a small, free of charge local museum that highlights the Galway region and offers information and displays going back many years in the region. Its relatively small and well laid out and can be experienced within 1-2 hrs. Its close to many hotels and just down the street from the Quay Street shops and restaurants.

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