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Welcome to Galway City Museum
GALWAY CITY MUSEUM is a spacious, modern building, situated in the heart of Galway on the banks of the River Corrib, overlooking the famous Spanish Arch. The Museum houses a variety of permanent and touring exhibitions dealing with archaeology, local history, art & craft.
Routes to the Past (Prehistoric Galway); Galway Within the Walls (Medieval Galway); Pádraic Ó Conaire: Man & Statue; Dance Hall Days; Cinema in Galway; the Arts in Galway; and Galway & the Wars of Empire.
Ceramics & Glass at Galway City Museum
An international selection from the Irish American Cultural Institute's O'Malley Collection on loan from the University of Limerick. New temporary exhibition open on first floor gallery for summer 2013.
Home Improvements: Responding to Poverty in the West, 1891-1923
In 1891, Arthur J. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland, established the Congested Districts Board to provide assistance to 'congested districts'. This photographic exhibition, featuring images from the National Library of Ireland, shows the resettlement of tenants from congested districts, the building of new houses, changes in agricultural practices and the development of the fishing industry. It is further enhanced by a series of Manchester Guardian articles written by John M. Synge and illustrated by Jack B. Yeats.
Uisce & Beatha/Water & Life: Heritage Exhibition on People, Places, Boats & Water
An exhibition, in conjunction with Galway City Heritage Office, of old photographs associated with Galway's maritime and water heritage. A selection of 50 images, dating from 1890s-1990s, submitted in response to a public appeal, and accompanied by some maritime objects from the collections of Galway City Musuem.