Galway City Museum (Irish: Músaem Cathrach na Gaillimhe, IPA:[ˈmˠuːsˠeːmʲˈkahɾˠəxˈnˠaˈɡal̪ʲəvʲə]) is a museum in Galway City, County Galway, Ireland. It was founded on 29 July 2006, and is located beside the Spanish Arch.
Galway City Museum was founded in 1976. It was originally located in Comerford House, which prior to this had been the home of artist Clare Sheridan. The museum began as a residual collection of medieval stones from the city, acquired by Sheridan. Curated by Etienne Ryan, Michael Keaney, Bill Scanlan and Jim Higgins the museum built up a general folklife, industrial and militia collection.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
Gill Ní Choilean | Feb 26, 2018
There's a restaurant in this museum called the kitchen. It's a really fab restaurant with a lovely menu and really nice staff. Caters for groups with no hassle - they just move the tables around a bit to suit your group. Location right next to the Spanish arch very scenic
micki mitchell | Feb 28, 2018
Great museum with some interactive exhibit. Good for adults and children alike! Much recommended, and entry is free.
Una Fleming | Feb 13, 2018
Amazing healthy food and very friendly and helpful staff. We got a delicious vegan chocolate cake here!
Alinne F. Bertolin | Feb 4, 2018
I had a great time here ! It's not so big museum, but with a good collection of historic items, great explanations about the city and the many diferents historical periods of Ireland . It's a very nice program to take kids, specially the last floor. The free entrance is a great thing too.
Janaki Kuruppu | Feb 23, 2018
Fun little museum. I especially liked the archeological exhibit on the first floor
Brendan Pidgeon | Mar 29, 2018
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!
S O'Brien | Mar 14, 2018
I found it to be a pretty basic museum. It's definitely a good place for children to learn about Sea Science...not sure if this is always available.
Kelly Gallagher | Apr 24, 2018
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.
Raquel Ojeda-Kelly | May 3, 2018
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.
Benjamin Madigan-Fried | May 11, 2018
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.
Elizabeth Connolly | Jul 8, 2018
Had lunch sitting out side 2 weeks ago lovely 1st visit really great food in restaurant great atmosphere! Returned today Sunday 8th it was like we walked in to a different place! Will no be back for quite awhile! Love the Museum so much more could be done ! Hive of activity down there!
Beth Whitaker | Jun 25, 2018
It's very varied so there's lots of interesting things to look at for different ages, and it's a good way to spend some time, it being free makes it even more worth visiting, but we did feel that there was a lot of writing and not enough interaction to keep it exciting. A good place to learn though.
Ottavia | Aug 9, 2018
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.
Liberty Rodriguez | Jul 24, 2018
If you enjoy history, learning, and want to be immersed in a variety of Irish relics then this is the place for you! This local history museum features of wealth of information and lots to read. There are beautiful historical pictures, stories, and artifacts around every corner. Definitely recommend for the lifelong learners!
Caroline Hütz | Jul 27, 2018
A very nice museum depicting the history of Galway throughout various periods of time. The exhibition on the 2nd floor is about life in the ocean and is a lot more interactive than the rest of the museum. What I didn‘t like was that on the first floor, a lot of the texts were written on the walls in such a hight that I had to look up constantly, making my neck hurt after a while. Also there is no museum shop.
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