Fodor's Expert Review Galway City Museum

Galway City Family

The city's civic museum, housed in a modern building behind the Spanish Arch, contains materials relating to local history: old photographs, antiquities (the oldest is a stone ax head carbon-dated to 3500 BC), and a full-scale Galway hooker (turf-carrying boat) in the stairwell, as well as information on the city's involvement in Ireland's 1916 Rising. On the top floor, there's a child-friendly ocean-life museum with panoramic Corrib River views. Its café, the Kitchen, is a lively lunch and coffee spot.

Family Free History Museum

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Galway City, Co. Galway  Ireland


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Rate Includes: Free, June--Sept., closed Mon.; Oct.--Easter, closed Sun. and Mon.

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