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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  • 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
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  • 95% of people who visit Galway include Galway City Museum in their plan

  • 34.91% of people start their Galway City Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Galway City Museum

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  • We had breakfast at the Kitchen cafe here and I can say with confidence it was one of the best meals I've had in Galway. After a big night out, this breakfast had a miracle to perform and it did so in great fashion. I had the Kitchen Fry-Up - served quickly and perfectly cooked. The treacle brown bread was out of this world and if I could have bought a loaf to take home, I would have.

  • A wonderful little museum with a fantastic restaurant in it. Walking around the museum gives a little taste of so much of the region. From the Galway Hooker boat that is inside, to Iron Age tools and arrowheads, to even older items this museum has a fantastic dose of history. Then upstairs there is moving exhibits, as well as collections of art, and poster and movie paraphernalia from times past. Cap it all off with a lovely view of the Quay from the corner window, and you have yourself a lovely little day at the museum!

  • Quick and informative experience. Learning the history of Galway only helped further my enjoyment walking around the historic city. Not to mention there aren't many free museums where you can look at neolithic artifacts, learn about the ocean, and be guided through Ireland's entire timeline, all in about in hour.

  • I went with my toddler. She liked the museum. It was small, but she liked the submarine they have for children. We used a buggy and it was easy to go around with it. Automatic doors and lifts in the building. There is also a small restaurant, and it has high chairs for children to eat.

  • I went with my toddler. She liked the museum. It was small, but she liked the submarine they have for children. We used a buggy and it was easy to go around with it. Automatic doors and lifts in the building. There is also a small restaurant, and it has high chairs for children to eat.

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