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Galway City Museum

  • Galway
  • Indoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Galway City Museum is set in a modern, spacious building that overlooks the famous Spanish Arch, and tells the story of the city and its surrounding area. There is something for everyone, with a variety of artefacts, interactive exhibits, and art.

There are 3 floors to explore, with information about Galway during prehistoric and medieval times, up to present day. The museum has a great variety of different objects from different periods of the city's history, plus there are a number of hands on activities to engage the little ones. A highlight is the Galway hooker (don't worry, it's a fishing vessel!) that is hanging from the ceiling and the Padraig O Conaire missing head statue. There is also a great interactive 3D pictorial map of Galway, which allows you to swich between a medieval and modern view of the city!

The museum also houses a variety of temporary exhibitions during the year, and has a busy calendar of events, so check online before your visit if you want to see what's on.
An interesting place to take the kids for a couple of hours that won't cost you a penny.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00


Free Admission

Travel & Contact Information


Spanish Parade, Galway, County Galway, IE, null

Phone number

091 532460



Click here to visit Galway City Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

No, there is no parking.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Galway City Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Galway City Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Galway City Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Galway City Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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