Galway City MuseumCurrently Closed
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Galway City Museum
66.15% of people who visit Galway include Galway City Museum in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
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
52.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting 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.