Galway City Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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Galway City Museum

Galway, County Galway, Republic of Ireland

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  • Outside view of Galway City Museum
  • Revolution in Galway exhibit at Galway City Museum
  • Kids in model plane at Galway City Museum

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

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.


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Spanish Parade, Galway, County Galway, IE


Click here to visit Galway City Museum's website
091 532460

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00


Free Admission


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