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“Small, mighty and muggy” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Galway City Museum

Galway City Museum
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US$13.19*
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Historic Galway City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
Ranked #11 of 133 things to do in Galway
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Galway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Small, mighty and muggy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Galway city museum is built near the Corrib River at Spanish Arch.
Very hot & muggy the day I was in - I don't think there was any airconditioning which was disappointing.
Some fantastic exhibitions - a lot smaller than I had thought, but still packed a lot in there on the history of the city, the famous Galway Hooker, and several others.
If you're expecting something similar to the larger museums in London and the like, you will be disappointed, but it is free and you can lose yourself in here easily for an hour or two - just bring a fan with you.

Visited July 2014
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Winkler, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

I think it is great that the museum was free but I had to drop in a few Euros. I really didn't really know much about Galway and wish it had just a little more information.

Visited August 2014
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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Cool Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Located at the Spanish Arch it features many unique objets that shed light on the long and glorious history of the city.

Visited September 2013
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South Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Find!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We spent a couple of hours in Galway City Museum on our recent visit to Ireland. We thoroughly enjoyed the archaeological exhibits where we learned some history of this area. My husband was completely enthralled by the Galway Hooker boat on display along with the background information about its history and place in Galway's everyday life.

This museum offers a nice way to spend a few leisurely hours.

Visited July 2014
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Small but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

This is a small museum in the centre of Galway. There are a number of displays of items found in the local area and the history of the area. The large boat takes up the whole height of the building.

Visited July 2014
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