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“Beautiful museum dedicated to the history of Galway”
Review of Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum
Ranked #11 of 140 things to do in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I spent a lovely couple of hours wandering through this smallish museum. The lower floor is dedicated to the history of Galway and features findings from archeological digs in the city with explanations that tie the finds to the history of the city. There is a Galway Hooker hanging between floors and a highly detailed explanation of what this vessel is and what it did for Galway. On this visit there was an exhibit by Evie Hone whose religious paintings of the stations of the cross and stained glass work were very impressive. There was an exhibit of the movie houses of Ireland(Galway area) and how it tied to the community. I sat and watched the entire documentary as people described how social life revolved around the movie theatres - very interesting. There was also a WWI exhibit of posters, weaponry and a munitions factory. The entire visit was excellent.

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

This city museum offers "small plate" tastes of Irish history and art. The exhibits I visited included religious art (some of which currently has the attention of Interpol) and a look at the fraught times of the Easter Uprising in 1916 in the context of Irish volunteers serving in WWI.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

I wasn't sure if I would be interested by this museum, but it was raining outside and we were sick of the cold. We actually really enjoyed learning about the city! The information and displays were interesting but not too lengthy or complicated. Great way to understand the history of Galway and how it relates to structures/culture of today!

Thank Heidi W
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We had just arrived in Galway for a tour and decided on a quick snack before doing more touring. Quite busy but managed to get a table. We each had savoury scones which were delicious, but they are not very generous with the butter, also had a top of tea. Reasonable prices. Not the largest of places and very popular. Later we took a tour of the museum which is free and very interesting, definately worth a visit. They have lifts too in case you are not able to manage the stairs.

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

tried to go here after going through the museum. call me crazy but an Irish museum having a not having an Irish menu was odd. We tried to go there for gluten free options, but there wasn't anything that was looking good to us.

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