Galway City Museum, Galway

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Monument · History Museum
Discover Galway's past at Galway City Museum, where objects from pre-history to present day fill the galleries of this coastal complex. The maritime industries that helped build the city take a place of honor in the museum's exhibits. Because farming was another way of life that influenced the city, a collection of farm equipment shares space with industrial artifacts. Admission to the museum is free, and its location on the seashore next to the Spanish Arch makes it a good stopping point on a walking tour of the city and coastline. Add Galway City Museum to your Galway travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Galway online route planner.
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  • Excellent exhibit right in the centre of the city. It is located only five minutes from Eyre Square, and is right on top of the Spanish Arch and Latin Quarter. The first floor seemed a little bit...  more »
  • Lovely little museum right beside the harbour and next to Spanish Arch. Lots to see and interesting for all ages.  more »
  • This was so much fun. Visiting family, we were able to spend quite a while walking around. There's so much history packed into this building! In addition to all of the really cool artifacts, the building itself is also pretty gorgeous. There's a great view of the canal from the top floor! The aquarium in the top floor is also adorable and worth checking out, especially if you have kids.
  • Some nice exhibits here and some interaction for the kids. A few of the interactive displays were not working however. Nice place to visit. Cafe on site but be prepared to wait for a table as it's always busy.
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