Can you guess what door this key would have opened up?

//Can you guess what door this key would have opened up?
Can you guess what door this key would have opened up?2020-05-18T16:20:52+01:00

This was the key to the east gate of Galway Workhouse. Workhouses were established to be a last resort for the poor and destitute in the mid-19th century and many that went in their doors never came out again. The Galway Workhouse was built in 1939-41 by George Wilkinson on a site of 8 acres on Newcastle Road and was built to accommodate 1000 inmates. The workhouse closed its doors for the last time in 1921.


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REOPENING OF GALWAY CITY MUSEUM

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 museum@galwaycity.ie.

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