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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!

Edible Architecture

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Drop in and see the delicious, colourful and creative entries for the Edible Architecture competition as part of the Architecture at the Edge festival, a celebration of architecture in Galway. To support this event, the museum will open specially from 12pm to 5pm. All Ages (no booking required)

Free

Galway’s Harp-Makers

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The harp is Ireland’s national instrument. To celebrate National Harp Day, drop in and see a display of ancient and modern Irish harps made in Co. Galway, including Callan Harps and Eriu Harps. All Ages (no booking required)

Free

DISPLAY & DEMO: Musical Instrument Makers

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As part of the Galway Early Music Festival, visit the Museum to meet Irish craftspeople who hand make musical instruments. Although widely used in Europe in the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods, many of the instruments are perhaps unfamiliar to a modern audience. Come along to see and hear early Irish harps, baroque flutes, hurdy-gurdys, …

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Free

EXHIBITION: The Children of Carrowbrowne

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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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LATE OPENING: Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir 2022

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The seventeenth edition of Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir will take place on Friday, 23 September 2022. An initiative of the Arts Council, Culture Night is a national movement that celebrates and promotes culture, creativity and the arts. Galway City Museum will remain open to the public until 8pm (last admission 7.45pm) on Culture Night.  …

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Herstory Light Show

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Herstory have created a spectacular Light Show in honour of Brigid, the matron saint of Ireland, and Galway women.  It is happening in Galway city on Friday 27th January from 5.30pm and we are delighted to share that Galway City Museum is one of the venues featured in this year's show.  Below is the Light …

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DROP-IN SHOW AND TELL: Material Culture of the Irish Revolution

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Between the Easter Rising of 1916 and the end of the Civil War in 1923 Ireland experienced a political and military struggle that led to the foundation of the Irish Free State. To mark the centenary of the end of the Civil War, Dave Swift of Claíomh will give a drop-in living-history demonstration of the …

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TALK & DISPLAY: Material Culture of the Irish Revolution

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Between the Easter Rising of 1916 and the end of the Civil War in 1923 Ireland experienced a political and military struggle that led to the foundation of the Irish Free State. To mark the centenary of the end of the Civil War, Dave Swift of Claíomh will give an interactive talk and living-history demonstration …

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TALK & DISPLAY: Gaelic Arms & Armoury

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The Keepers of the Gael at Galway City Museum explores Gaelic society and culture in Ireland between 1200 and 1600, a period of conflict bookended by the Anglo-Norman invasion and the Tudor conquest. Join Dave Swift of Claíomh ('sword' in the Irish language) Living History as he discusses medieval warfare in Ireland and shares the …

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