Galway City Museum

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Galway City Museum acts as a repository for objects of cultural heritage related to the city of Galway and its people, past and present. The collection currently comprises approximately 1,000 objects, most of which have been kindly donated by the people of Galway over the past 30 years. Other objects are on loan from individuals and institutions, while some objects were purchased on behalf of the Museum.

The collection itself includes objects related to medieval Galway, to trade and industry in Galway 1800-1950, to the Claddagh village, Galway militia and folk life. There is also a varied selection of artwork. Part of the collection is on display and you will see it as you navigate through the museum.

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Departing from Galway Bus / Train Station follow through Eyre Square towards Prospect Hill staying with the one-way traffic system. Take a right at the first main junction on to Bóthár Ui Eithir.

Continue down-hill and go straight through the lights past the Galway Tourist Office on your right and the Radisson Hotel to your left. Take a right at the T-junction onto Lough Atalia Road and continue straight on along Dock Road.

Follow around the bend at the end of Dock Road. The Museum building is on the left, on the corner of Merchants Road Lower. The Main Entrance to the museum faces onto the courtyard at the Spanish Arch.


Departing from Galway Bus / Train Station go through Eyre Square and exit towards Shop Street.

This is Galway's main shopping area and the street is pedestrianised. Continue on to the end of Shop Street and take a left onto Quay Street, also pedestrianised and renowned for its abundance of outdoor pubs and restaurants. At the end of Quay Street, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing. This leads to an open area by the river, known as Spanish Parade. Follow on through the Spanish Arch to enter the courtyard of Galway City Museum.

Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing, follow through the Spanish Arch and you are in the courtyard of Galway City Museum.


Opening times:
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Address: Spanish Parade, Galway, Ireland
Phone: +353 91 532 460

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