Galway City Museum Dive into Galway’s rich archaeology, heritage and history
Galway City Museum is situated on the banks of the river Corrib on the famous Spanish Parade, close to The Claddagh and Galway Bay. Here, visitors can soak up the archaeology, history, sea science and culture of Galway while also enjoying spectacular sea views.
Visitors to Galway City Museum enter the museum courtyard through the iconic Spanish Arch next to some of the finest remains of Galway’s medieval town wall. The museum is home to two classic symbols of the city; the original statue of Irish writer Pádraic Ó Conaire and a traditional sailing vessel – Galway Hooker, the Máirtín Oliver.
Galway City Museum has three floors of galleries housing a range of inspiring exhibitions. Highlights include Tamara Eckhardt’s The Children of Carrowbrowne; Monument; Keepers of the Gael | Caomhnóirí na nGael; Revolution in Galway, 1913-23; The Wild Atlantic – Sea Science; The Galway Hooker and The Claddagh: A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty. These exhibitions invite the visitor to explore Galway’s cultural landscape and learn about its historic relationship with the sea.
The museum collects material relating to Galway and its people, past and present. The collection comprises thousands of objects, most of which have been donated by the people of Galway. Part of the collection can be seen on display in the museum. Objects not on display form the reserve collection, kept in the stores. Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Admission is FREE! For more information on what’s happening visit www.galwaycitymuseum.ie.
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