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“Attractive little museum”
Review of Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum
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US$14.25*
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Historic Galway City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
Ranked #12 of 137 things to do in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Attractive little museum”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Loved the Music On The Water exhibitions on the top floor.
Great café too.
Interesting history of Galway presented. Loved the silver mace on the ground floor !

Visited July 2014
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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477 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Home of the Padraig O Conaire statue”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Probably the most famous part of this free museum (suggested donation pots available) is the Padraig O Conaire missing head statue. He is in all his glory on the ground floor, but the museum seems to peter out from here.

Film section for the Quiet Man upstairs, but not much else. Good for a view if the weather is inclement.

Visited July 2014
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Galway, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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“fine, for what it is”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I was actually expecting something that was not as good, if that makes sense. Galway is a small town and therefore a museum here about Galway was never going to be jammed packed. What I liked the best about this is that on the 1st floor, there was contemporary art, some of which was quite good. It is free and worth spending 15-20 or so minutes walking through. There is also a cafe at the bottom...

Visited July 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“good, free introduction to the city”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This was a great way to start our visit to Galway. It's a wonderful introduction to the city. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The first floor has a great exhibition about the founding of the city of Galway and the start of the city. There is also a fantastic display about the maritime economic history of the city.

It won't take you long to go through, but I would definitely recommend a stop in while in town.

Visited July 2014
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Ayrshire, Scotland
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Mixed Bag”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

I really enjoyed the ground floor exhibition which told the story of Galway in ancient times and through the middle ages. I found the exhibitions upstairs less inspiring and was disappointed in the film and music exhibition.

Visited July 2014
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