Galway City Museum
Free Admission Tourist Attraction in Ireland #15
The museum in Galway is a small but modern building and is located in the very heart of the city, overlooking the famous Spanish Arch. The museum focuses on the history of Galway and the west of Ireland and houses a number of both temporary and permanent exhibitions. Admission is free!
Recent exhibitions include:
* Routes to the Past (Prehistoric Galway)
* Galway Within the Walls (Medieval Galway)
* Dance Hall Days
* Cinema: Galway goes to the Pictures
There is a busy calendar of free events such as lectures and musical performances run by the museum but it is essential that visitors book in advance. The museum houses approximately 1,000 objects, most of which have been kindly donated by the people of Galway.
A visit to the museum can take an hour or two concluding with some refreshment in the small cafe. Galway really is a great place to use as a base to explore the west of Ireland. Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee caves, Bunratty Castle and of course Galway City itself are all within easy reach. You could easily spend two weeks here and still not have seen it all!
The Galway city museum can be taken in as part of a stroll around the city or perhaps visited when the weather turns bad (you never know, it might actually rain during your visit to Ireland!). Either way it is a fine way to spend an afternoon.
Find out more here: http://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie
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