It’s Competition Time!

Inspired by our new exhibition The Corrib: Myth, Legend and Folklore, we are inviting 3rd to 6th class pupils to research a tale from their locality, to retell it, and illustrate it. Have you seen Galway City Museum's new exhibition The Corrib: Myth, Legend and Folklore yet? Beautifully illustrated by artist Sadie Cramer, the exhibition [...]


Looking to do something new this Sunday? How about a TANDEM BEACH CLEAN?? If you interested in clean beaches and saving our Galway Bay marine life join Harriet Dundon from Galway City Museum, on Grattan Beach, Salthill, on Sunday 2nd of February at 1:30pm. This beach clean will be in collaboration with Flossie and the [...]

A ‘Famine’ Story At Galway City Museum!

Re-discover the captivating story of Paul Strzelecki, a Polish humanitarian who saved over 200,000 children during the Great Irish Famine A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands" This exhibition presented by the Polish Embassy in Dublin explores the fascinating life and achievements of one of the great [...]

Tom Mollineaux honoured by World Champion Boxer, Katie Taylor

Memorial unveiling to African-American champion boxer, Tom Mollineaux buried in Galway A 200-year-old promise was fulfilled in Galway yesterday (Wednesday 18th December) as the final resting place of freed slave and champion bare-knuckle boxer Tom Molineaux was commemorated with a headstone, unveiled by none other than the undisputed World Boxing Champion, Katie Taylor. The ceremony [...]


Fáilte Ireland announces over €6.6 million for 'transformative' new Atlantic Museum Galway On Friday, 11th October 2019 Fáilte Ireland announced that they would be investing over €6.6million to develop a 'transformative' new state-of-the-art museum. This will be the single biggest Fáilte Ireland investment for a tourist attraction that will ‘transform the Spanish Arch district of Galway' according to Fáilte [...]

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 [...]

For Galway Interational Arts Festival, Galway City Museum will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, both Sunday's 12pm - 5pm and Monday 18 July, 10am - 5pm.  Admission is FREE!
Galleries close at 4.45pm

N.B. After the festival the museum will resume normal opening times:
OPEN Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm, CLOSED Sunday and Monday.
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