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Foynes Flying Boat Museum

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Address: Main Street, Foynes, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 69 65416

Museum chronicling the history of trans-Atlantic airplane travel.

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Great for the history buff

Bet you didn't know that this small hamlet was the site of the first Pan-Am Clipper ships. Short as in takes little time but highly interesting museum. Complete replica on site... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bet you didn't know that this small hamlet was the site of the first Pan-Am Clipper ships. Short as in takes little time but highly interesting museum. Complete replica on site! Get to learn about Irish coffee (the real stuff ) too!

Thank Pinebabies
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great information about the flying boats with a replica outside to tour. Very interesting especially for plane lovers and worth the price.

Thank Jesse C
County Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

all i will add is have a camera plenty of parking and short trip and enjoyits so good to see how all flights started into foynes and then shannon thefilm is breathtakingand sit down to guide ur own plane a visit is a must

Thank Tommy G
County Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent visitor centre. Lovely way to spend s few hrs.Visited twice, second time as a Tour Guide with American Visitors. They could easily relate to God story.

Thank 1953John
County Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

super afternoon kids loved it..getting to sit on a cockpit and pretend to fly ..would highly recommend it to families...good value

Thank valeriesK1760TA
Livermore, Maine
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Starts with a 15 - 20 minute video of the history of Flying Boats. Then there are exhibits of equipment, a model of the Yankee Clipper it tour which helped to make the experience real, also having the original control tower available to walk in (no equipment in the control tower) but great views of the surrounding area. There is... More 

Thank MissFrame
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was a very interesting little museum. Took you back to the days of the Flying Clippers with lots of static & interactive displays. Having an actual plane outside to walk through after learning all about it made it really come alive.

Thank swait210
Cork, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Spent the midterm sight seeing and came across this place on our travels. What a great find.... Kids (5 & 9) loved the model boat plane outside, the tower viewing platform and all the interactive screens and simulators. Definitely recommend the €28 for the family ticket. Film was very informative and interesting and about 20 mins long. Coffee shop basic... More 

Thank Bogwarrior
Newcastle West, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit the museum not knowing what to expect. Entrance fee seemed quite pricey but by the end of the museum we felt it was worth it. It was very informative, well presented and engaging. Would definitely recommend to others. Staff were friendly too

Thank hgribb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Only live a few miles away and went for my first time with my kids found it very interesting and so did my kids 3 & 6yrs as they got to play in the flight simulator and get to see the Yankee clipper.

Thank Maurice L

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