'Tom Molineaux (1784-1818), the slave who fought his way to freedom' In the summer of 1818, an African-American bare-knuckle prize fighter by the name of Tom Molineaux was discovered sick and destitute on the streets of Galway. Aged just 34, the washed-up fighter was given shelter in the band room of the Shambles Barracks in [...]
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'Old Salthill' by Tom Kenny Galway City Museum is delighted to announce the opening of ‘Old Salthill’, the second in a series of temporary exhibitions scheduled for 2018. The exhibition, curated by Tom Kenny of Kenny’s Bookshop and Gallery was officially launched Thursday 19th April by Mayor Pearce Flannery. According to Tom Kenny “these photographs [...]
Winner of 2018 Experts' Choice Award Galway City Museum has been chosen as a winner of the TripExpert Experts' Choice Award. Fewer than 2% of attractions worldwide receive this award. The award is based on over 1 million reviews from 85 publications and recognizes the best attractions around the world. TripExpert takes a new approach [...]
The Aran Islands - Another World February 2018 Dubliner Bill Doyle (1926–2010) first visited the Aran Islands in 1964 and began to photograph the life of the islanders, capturing a way of life that has since virtually vanished. Doyle proclaimed himself a curious man, saying in an interview that “if there is a corner, I [...]
Pick up your own copy of our Events Guide for January to April 2018 - available now at the museum reception.
Young Travellers Take Over Museum https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2017/1117/920903-galway-museum/ Thursday 17/11/17 On Friday 17 November Galway City Museum was successfully taken over by a group of young travellers from Galway City for Takeover Day 2017. This was the second year the museum has been involved in Takeover Day, a Kids in Museums initiative that celebrates young people’s contributions [...]
A Decade of Success! Thursday 09/11/17 Here at Galway City Museum, we are 10 years old and proud to celebrate a decade of success since officially opening in 2007. Galway City Museum, which is wholly funded by Galway City Council, was established by the Council to safeguard and promote the cultural heritage of Galway. Led [...]