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‘Old Salthill’ Exhibition Now Open!

'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 [...]

‘Old Salthill’ Exhibition Now Open!2018-04-23T12:51:30+01:00

Winner of 2018 Experts’ Choice Award

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 [...]

Winner of 2018 Experts’ Choice Award2018-04-12T12:28:34+01:00

New Photographic Exhibition opens at Galway City Museum

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 [...]

New Photographic Exhibition opens at Galway City Museum2018-07-03T22:31:44+01:00

Press Release – Takeover Day 2017

Young Travellers Take Over 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 [...]

Press Release – Takeover Day 20172017-12-08T11:19:47+00:00

Press Release – 10th Anniversary Celebrations

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 [...]

Press Release – 10th Anniversary Celebrations2017-11-30T11:59:38+00:00

Press Release – MSPI Award

MSPI AWARD - Highest Standard for Museums Dublin Castle 11/07/17 Galway City Museum is one of four museums that have just been officially awarded full accreditation under the Heritage Council's Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.  Dublin Castle State Apartments, Galway City Museum, Highlanes Gallery in Drogheda, and Rathfarnham Castle achieved the highest standard in recognition of [...]

Press Release – MSPI Award2017-09-18T11:07:20+01:00

Press Release – Experts Choice Award

WINNER 2017 EXPERT'S CHOICE AWARD Galway City Museum is among the winners of the 2017 Experts' Choice Award from TripExpert. The Award recognizes the best attractions around the world based on reviews by journalists and professional travel writers. Less than 2% of all attractions worldwide receive this award. With positive reviews from reviewers like Afar Magazine, Michelin Guide and Lonely Planet, [...]

Press Release – Experts Choice Award2017-09-18T11:09:30+01:00

Stone Axehead

Stone Axehead Large flat limestone axehead with sharpened edge from near Monivea, Co. Galway. Donation Museum Reg. GCMD2014:003 Location: Storage

Stone Axehead2017-09-19T14:17:38+01:00

ADMISSION: Free |  OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 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

We look forward to welcoming you back!
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