What to see at Galway City Museum

The Team at the Galway City Museum would like to thank all our visitors for their support during 2021.  We look forward to seeing you over the Christmas break.  Please note our Christmas and New Year opening times below and read about our latest exhibition developments and ongoing outreach projects.  Have a safe, healthy and [...]

Museum Keepsakes project looks at the Galway migrant’s story

Galway City Museum along with facilitator, Georgina Edziwa, have been engaging with a number of individuals seeking asylum and refuge in Ireland, and residing in Galway.  The resulting outreach project records the migrant’s journey and explores their personal stories through keepsakes brought from their homeland or objects that make them feel at home in Ireland. [...]

Culture Night at Galway City Museum

We at Galway City Museum along with our friends in the History Department at NUI Galway and at Galway City Council invite you to an outdoor ‘history blitz’ starting at 5.30pm outside the museum for Culture Night 2021.  See the list of scheduled speakers below.  Exhibitions at Galway City Museum will also be OPEN for [...]

Major Award for Galway City Museum

The Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI) acknowledges excellence in the governance and management of museums.  It takes three to five years to achieve full accreditation on this programme.   The MSPI Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday 27 July, 2021 via Zoom.  Galway City Museum was awarded the Maintenance of Accreditation Certificate following [...]

Schools Folklore Competition 2020 – Winners Announced!

Last October, Galway City Museum invited local schools to enter a competition by submitting illustrated folktales from their locality. The Museum received around 90 entries from across the city and county. With great difficulty, Brendan McGowan, Education Officer at Galway City Museum, William Henry, local historian and folklorist, and Sadie Cramer, artist, whittled the entries [...]

Launch of Cruinniú na nÓg 2021

Deputy Mayor of Galway City, Councillor Colette Connolly, is encouraging young people to use their creative talents in the city on Saturday the 12th of June for Cruinniú na nÓg, the National Day of Creativity for Young People. Having listened to what children and young people would like to see for Cruinniú, climate change was [...]


Galway City Museum will reopen its doors on Tuesday 18th May at 10am.  Visitors will have access to both the ground floor and first floor galleries.  The second floor will remain closed until the new Sea Science exhibition works have been completed.  Admission remains FREE but TICKETS will be an essential requirement. By visiting the [...]

Online Kids Camp this Easter!

We are offering an exciting series of free fun online workshops for kids this Easter.  By visiting the WHAT'S ON section of this website from Tuesday 6 April to Friday 9 April, kids will be able to consider, explore and create whole other worlds of wonder.  Here they can choose from several workshops and be [...]

Galway City Museum opens Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm.  Admission is FREE!

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