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Galway City Museum’s programme of events caters for a variety of audiences and interests, comprising gallery tours, illustrated talks, art and craft workshops, art classes and lectures. Enjoy our current series of online workshops here!

EXHIBITION: The Children of Carrowbrowne

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

The Children of Carrowbrowne exhibition is a set of portraits by award-winning documentary photographer, Tamara Eckhardt.  As Ireland’s only indigenous ethnic minority group with a distinct and rich nomadic culture, Travellers are often faced with discrimination, pushed to the periphery of urban spaces. On the outskirts of Galway, situated right next to the city dump …

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EXHIBITION: Atlantic Technological University

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

Atlantic Technological University, ATU Galway-Mayo Exhibition Celebrating Fifty Years of Technological Higher Education in the West of Ireland, 1972–2022 This year, the former Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) commemorates the Golden Jubilee anniversary of its foundation. On Monday 18 September 1972, the first students commenced their studies at the then Regional Technical College (RTC), Galway. …

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Tiny Mutiny

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

The children of Galway make a stand – join the rebellion! Two youth ensembles from Rosmuc and Galway City proclaim the need for a child-led cultural space in the West of Ireland. Working with local artists, each group will share their vision through boisterous protest performances accompanied by colourful banners, rebellious songs and digital projections. …

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EXHIBITION: War of Friends, 1922–23: The civil war story of Pádraic Ó Máille and Liam Mellows

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

The Anglo-Irish Treaty, signed in December 1921, was a negotiated compromise settlement that granted limited independence to 26 Irish counties – the Irish Free State. The agreement effectively dissolved the Irish Republic proclaimed in 1916, mandated in 1918, established in 1919 and defended in arms. As a result, the Irish nationalist movement split between supporters …

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EVENT: Cell Explorers Escape Room

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

A new virus has emerged and needs to be identified to avoid the spread of infection and a new lockdown! The files needed are locked away in a scientist’s lab, but you’ve been given access to stop the outbreak before it begins. Working as a team, you’ll be looking for clues, running experiments, and solving puzzles to identify the source and save the day. The Cell Explorers Escape Room …

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EVENT: Cell Explorers Escape Room

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

A new virus has emerged and needs to be identified to avoid the spread of infection and a new lockdown! The files needed are locked away in a scientist’s lab, but you’ve been given access to stop the outbreak before it begins. Working as a team, you’ll be looking for clues, running experiments, and solving puzzles to identify the source and save the day. The Cell Explorers Escape Room …

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EVENT: Cell Explorers Escape Room

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

A new virus has emerged and needs to be identified to avoid the spread of infection and a new lockdown! The files needed are locked away in a scientist’s lab, but you’ve been given access to stop the outbreak before it begins. Working as a team, you’ll be looking for clues, running experiments, and solving puzzles to identify the source and save the day. The Cell Explorers Escape Room …

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WORKSHOP: Poetry as Commemoration

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

‘Poetry as Commemoration’ uses poetry as a means to deepen our collective understanding of Ireland’s past and to explore the challenging period in our history relating to the War of Independence, 1919 to 1921, and Civil War, 1922 to 1923. As part of this all-island project, the award-winning Galway-based, poet Gerry Hanberry will facilitate two …

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WORKSHOP: Poetry as Commemoration

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

‘Poetry as Commemoration’ uses poetry as a means to deepen our collective understanding of Ireland’s past and to explore the challenging period in our history relating to the War of Independence, 1919 to 1921, and Civil War, 1922 to 1923. As part of this all-island project, the award-winning Galway-based, poet Gerry Hanberry will facilitate two …

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WORKSHOP: Traditional Boats and Buoyancy

Galway City Museum Spanish Parade, Galway, Galway

Following a brief welcome and introduction in the foyer of the Museum, the school group will be divided into two smaller groups. The first group will visit the Museum’s galleries, exploring the currach and Galway Hooker boats on display, while the second group does a 30-minute workshop about boats and buoyancy with award-winning science communicator …

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