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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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We just loved it

We absolutely loved our trip to Foynes today . You can just tell that love and passion built this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
A great way to pass a few hours

I took my two sons (12 and 16) to visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum recently. The centre tells... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
+353 69 65416
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our trip to Foynes today . You can just tell that love and passion built this museum. The staff were so helpful, kind and lovely and lunch of soup and brown bread just the spot. We will be back in March.

Thank ClareAilishmc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my two sons (12 and 16) to visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum recently. The centre tells the story of the flying boats that flew into the area up to 1945. It is a fascinating story, very well told, the highlight of which...More

Thank olympush
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We finally got here from many years of promising ourselves to go on every visit to Ireland. Well worth the visit loved the film at the beginning to going inside the flying boat and learning all about them and how they came to come to...More

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is small but has lots of good things for children to do inside. For adults there are mockups of what it would've been like to be an early Traveler by plane across the Atlantic. The best part for us was actually being Abbell...More

Thank sumort
Reviewed 1 week ago

after many failed attempts to get there i final;ly got there yesterday and it was well worth the trip very well put together and very interesting historical exhibition of the history of the flying boat era . # spent about 2 hours there well worth...More

Thank raymond090
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop off at Foynes on a long driving journey between Galway and Kerry, and I must say the museum was well worth the detour off the main road for. The museum was kind of small, didn't take too much time to look...More

Thank Womblebat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a break and it was something unexpected. Seaplanes came here years ago and they have one preserved plus the control tower. The view from the tower is terrific. Also, it's where Irish coffee was invented with Powers whiskey and they have...More

Thank Kanark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum gives insight to the era of WW2, the development of aviation at the time, social history and the local history, all in one go. The replica flying boat gives curious insight to what it was like to fly. Restaurant serves a good menu...More

Thank Flaips
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum captures the short but exciting period during which flying boats travelled to an from North America via Foynes on the river Shannon between the late 1930's and the nid 1940's There ia a lot of interesting material here. Don't miss the explanation as...More

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a trip back in time the era of the flying boats. These planes from the early days of air travel show us that, in those days, only the wealthy could afford to fly. When they did fly, it was in luxury and you dressed...More

Thank Meisterx
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25 February 2017|
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Response from Flyingbods | Property representative |
Museum is closed at present and will reopen March 11th next.