What’s On

With more than 100 scheduled events per annum, Galway City Museum’s programme of events caters for a variety of audiences and interests, comprising gallery tours, illustrated talks, art and craft workshops, art classes and evening lectures. Download a copy of our current programme HERE or pick up a hardcopy from the museum.

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Saturday 19 October, 10.30am to 12pm

DISPLAY: Galway’s Harp-Makers

The harp is Ireland’s national instrument. To celebrate National Harp Day/Lá na Cruite, drop in and see a display of ancient and modern Irish harps made in Co. Galway by harp-makers Callan Harps, Eriu Harps and Paul Dooley.

Suitable for all ages (no booking required)


Saturday 19 October, 12pm to 1pm

PERFORMANCE: Harp Student Concert

Harp students of all ages and levels take to the stage to demonstrate Ireland’s unique harping heritage.

Suitable for all ages (no booking required)


Saturday 19 October, 2pm to 3pm

ILLUSTRATED TALK & RECITAL: The Manuscripts of Patrick O’Neill

Join Kathleen Loughnane as she discusses the manuscripts of music collector Patrick O’Neill (1765-1832), which give an insight into the eclectic range of popular music in south Tipperary/Kilkenny in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

As places are limited, advance booking is advised – call the museum on (091) 532460.

Suitable for age 12+


Saturday 19 October, 3pm to 4.30pm

PERFORMANCE: A Celebration of Irish Harping

In association with Cruit Éireann, the Galway harping community celebrate Ireland’s national instrument with a concert including Paul Dooley, Kathleen Loughnane, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, Floriane Blancke and more!

Suitable for all ages (no booking required)

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

We look forward to welcoming you back!
The Museum Team
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