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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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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
County Limerick, Ireland
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County Limerick, Ireland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
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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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Wittenberg, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We've traveled across Ireland no less than 7X and somehow this unique attraction was never on our list of places to visit. Thanks to an encounter with fellow American in Scarriff we were made aware of it's existence. A truly informative and interesting museum giving us a new insight into Ireland's role in the history of air transportation. Definitely worth... More 

Thank James M
County Clare, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was a return visit from many years ago. The improvements are significant. The full size replica flying boat is brilliant, the flight simulator a great touch and the memorabilia is well worth the visit. The archive film in the movie clips is very good and we learnt a great deal about the history of Foynes. This is an ideal... More 

Thank Durtynellies
Newhaven, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A very understated venue that has a wealth of local, air transport and flying boat history to reveal and research. It is an insight into a forgotten part of aviation and Irish history that deserves to be fully promoted. On top of that the adjacent 1940's style restaurant serves the best food around in a unique atmosphere with very friendly... More 

Thank davidrein

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