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Fáilte. Welcome to Galway City Museum

Explore the archaeology, history and culture of Galway, a medieval city by the sea!

Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 12pm - 5pm (until September)
Closed Christmas Day, Stephen’s Day and Good Friday

Galleries close at 4:45pm

admission is free

No booking required
Suggested donation €5

exhibition at Galway City Museum

With a primary focus on the stone forts of Aran, and on Dún Aonghasa in particular, this innovative exhibition investigates some of Europe’s most impressive stone monuments located on some of Europe’s smallest islands.

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Collection Highlights

Galway City Museum is a designated repository for objects of cultural heritage related to the city of Galway and its people. We collect so as to preserve the material heritage of Galway for future generations.

Virtual Tour

Enjoy our exhibitions on the archaeology, history and sea science of Galway from the comfort of your own home, by taking a virtual tour through our galleries. Of course there is nothing like setting foot inside the museum and feasting your eyes on the wide range of objects on display. Take this tour and get a glimpse of what there is to see at Galway City Museum. Enjoy!

Virtual Tour

Past Exhibitions

Exploring Sea Science

A picture of Ronnie O'Gorman and Tom Kenny of the Old Galway Diary

Old Galway Diary Podcast

Look, Listen, Learn

Explore from Home

We have many resources that you can use to explore our collections from the comfort of your own home. Check out some new material on the tiles below; visit our past exhibitions; listen in to our podcasts; have a look at our vodcasts and browse some of your favourite artefacts. Enjoy!


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