Galway City Museum

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  • Address: Spanish Parade House Merchants Road Lower, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 353-91532460
  • Fax: +1-091532467
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums

Galway City Museum - Review

For what is arguably a small city, Galway has a rich historical heritage. The museum showcases it in it’s multiple exhibitions that include:

  • The DJ Murphy – collection of farm implements.
  • Medieval Stone Collection – carvings from 16th century Galway associated to the Tribes of Galway.
  • Galway military Artefacts – belongings of the Galwegians who went off to war.
  • Claddagh Collection – a model of the Claddagh village, the apron and the shawl.
  • Maritime collection – the boat building tools of John Reney.
  • The Derek Biddulph Photographic Collection:
  • An Art Collection
  • The civic Sword and Mace
  • The painting collection of Peter Francis Daly

In essence, what the museum lacks in glamour, it makes up for with intimacy. This might well be your first stop in Galway.

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TripHobo Highlights for Galway City Museum

  • Galway City Museum Address: Spanish Parade House Merchants Road Lower, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland
  • Galway City Museum Contact Number: 353-91532460
  • Galway City Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Galway City Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Galway City Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
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Things to Know Before Visiting Galway City Museum

  • 66.15% of people who visit Galway include Galway City Museum in their plan

  • 36.7% of people start their Galway City Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Galway City Museum

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

52.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Galway City Museum

People normally club together Quay Street and St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church while planning their visit to Galway City Museum.

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Galway City Museum, Galway Reviews

  • Great location, super building, but seems to have lost that balance a bit between exhibits and text upstairs. Lots of wall text explaining stuff, great images but I am a bit wistful for the old museum next door; tiny rooms and tiny glass cases stuffed with little treasures. You never knew what you would find, and the handwritten notes were little gems. Still, you can probably get a vegan lunch in the cafe.......sigh.

  • A little dry for kids and some of the interactive exhibits were broken, but worth a look around especially as it's free! Lots to learn for visitors willing to stop and read the texts. Quite eclectic in its themes, from Irish political history to ocean ecology.

  • Interesting display in entrance hall which is changed regularly. Gives history of the city, with early artifacts. Takes a few hours to cover the whole of the museum. Cafe offering good range of hot food throughout the day, pricey but good quantities. Toilets in the entrance hall.

  • Really good free to do attraction in Galway. Great selection of Neolithic to modern day items. Must do if down on the waterfront in Galway.

  • A beautiful and well-designed museum, telling the ancient history of Galway, the more recent history of the Great war and the history of Irish Independence. A very interesting section on the Atlantic Ocean follows. The panels are concise and clear, I found them really useful. Children-friendly.

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