Galway City Museum, Galway

Galway City Museum, Galway - Address, Phone Number

Address: Spanish Parade House Merchants Road Lower, Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland

Phone: 353-91532460

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Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Galway City Museum, Galway

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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  • It gets four stars because it was free. It has cool little exhibits and good information. I would have been annoyed if I had to pay for it. Probably wouldn't take the kids there as it is a lot of reading. Better for adults that want to learn a bit about Ireland

  • Great collection of artefacts. Love the 1916, . Revolution and Great War exhibitions.. good job. And free..

  • Excellent little city museum. Went there with children and they loved the top floor - I had to drag them out! Good cafe too, with decent children's menu.

  • It is marvelous! A beautiful and rich exhibition about history of the city from the beginning, about the Irish rising and Revolution, about the fishing culture and about the local nature. It is beautiful and totally free. The Dublin Castle Museum should be ashamed by this spectacular exhibition.

  • How is this not more popular? A great, free museum highlighting Galway history with informative displays and interesting artifacts! Highly recommended for historical perspective on the city's history. Educate yourself!

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