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New Gaelic Ireland Exhibition Now Open!

Keepers of the Gael / Caomhnóirí na nGael Culture and Society in Gaelic Ireland, 1200 – 1600AD Keepers of the Gael is an exciting, new, multi-media exhibition which was officially launched by Raghnall Ó Floinn, Former Director, National Museum of Ireland on Tuesday 1st October 2019 at in the museum foyer.  Other speakers included Deputy [...]

New Gaelic Ireland Exhibition Now Open!2019-10-09T16:19:39+01:00

New Claddagh Exhibition Now Open!

A Triumph of Unconscious Beauty The Claddagh village, which lends its name to the famous ring, developed on the western shore of the mouth of the River Corrib, outside the walls of medieval Galway. It derives its name from the Irish word cladach, meaning ‘a foreshore’. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this village [...]

New Claddagh Exhibition Now Open!2019-06-01T16:47:39+01:00

Easter at Galway City Museum

Easter Opening Hours Closed Good Friday 19th April  Open Saturday 20th April.....................10am - 5pm   Open Easter Sunday 21st April............12pm - 5pm   Closed Monday 22nd April  Open Tuesday 23rd April......................10am - 5pm   Happy Easter from all at Galway City Museum!

Easter at Galway City Museum2019-04-18T17:13:44+01:00

New Photographic Exhibition Now Open!

Galway Markets (1870s - 1930s) Galway City Museum announces a brand new exhibition about the Galway Markets - a much celebrated aspect of life in Galway down through the years. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Galway was an important market town where people from the surrounding districts came to buy and sell produce.  [...]

New Photographic Exhibition Now Open!2018-12-10T10:55:43+00:00

Museum Acquires Handwritten Ó Conaire Letters

"Mise Pádraic Ó Conaire" An important collection of letters from the mid-1920s concerning the Irish-language writer Pádraic Ó Conaire has been kindly donated to Galway City Museum by the Galway Technical Institute (GTI) on the ninetieth anniversary of the writer’s death. The letters relate to Ó Conaire’s time as an Irish language teacher at GTI, [...]

Museum Acquires Handwritten Ó Conaire Letters2018-11-23T12:00:27+00:00

Ceannt Plaque Unveiled at Galway City Museum

Commemorative Plaque 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade On Thursday 27 September 2018 the 4th Battalion Dublin Brigade 1916 Relatives Group, Cumann Gaolta 1916 presided over the unveiling of a Commemorative Plaque at Galway City Museum. The plaque, cast in bronze, is dedicated to the members of the 4th Battalion, Dublin Brigade, including the women of Cumann na [...]

Ceannt Plaque Unveiled at Galway City Museum2018-10-02T12:50:41+01:00

New exhibition launched!

'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 [...]

New exhibition launched!2018-07-30T12:47:29+01:00

ADMISSION: Free |  OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 and from Easter to end of September on Sundays: 12:00 to 17:00 (Exhibitions close at 16:45)


Important Notice: Galway City Museum will reopen its doors to the public on Tuesday 21 July at 10am. In accordance with current national policy on the containment of the Covid-19 virus we are putting in place new guidelines for the museum visit.  It will be imperative that the public revise these guidelines when planning their next visit so that we can manage the Covid-19 threat as much as possible.  More to follow soon on our new booking system. Keep an eye on this website or follow our social media channels for further updates.  If you have an urgent query contact the museum at +353(0)91 532460 or by emailing

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