Guided And Self Guided Tours

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Guided Tours

Guided tours of the museum can be arranged and are free of charge (although a contribution to our donations box would be appreciated). Please note that all guided tours must be booked in advance and are subject to the availability of staff.

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the museum can be arranged and are free of charge (although a contribution to our donations box would be appreciated). Please note that all guided tours must be booked in advance and are subject to the availability of staff.

  • General Tour (45-60 minutes)
    Our general tour is designed to give an introduction to the museum and its environs, and an overview of the current exhibitions, focussing on a number of key objects in the collection. We greatly encourage questions and interaction during our tours.
  • Short Tour (20 minutes)
    Our introductory tour is designed to give a background to the museum and its environs, and an introduction to the current exhibitions.
  • Tailored Tour (30 minutes)
    Looking for something else? With advance notice, a theme-specific or exhibition-specific tour may be arranged. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas.

 

Schools, please note the following:

  • You should bring at least one adult per 15-20 students
  • Large classes should be divided into smaller groups for tours (generally <20 per tour)
  • A teacher/leader must remain with each group at all times and are responsible for their behaviour
  • We do not have a lunch room and food/drink is not permitted in the galleries. There is, however, an open courtyard next to the Spanish Arch that may be used during good weather.
  • Students should bring as little baggage as possible.
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Self-Guided Visits

Groups can also enjoy the museum without booking a tour but please let us know you are visiting.
Galway City museum has developed a number of activities to engage younger visitors. Our activity and colouring sheets are available from reception.  Drawing and colouring pencils can be borrowed from reception.

Self-Guided Visits

Groups can also enjoy the museum without booking a tour but please let us know you are visiting.
Galway City museum has developed a number of activities to engage younger visitors. Our activity and colouring sheets are available from reception.  Drawing and colouring pencils can be borrowed from reception.

  • Activity Sheets

These activity sheets, in English and Irish, may be used in conjunction with your museum visit. Click on the buttons below to download and print the designed materials.

my favourite object
An Rud Is Fearr Liom

  • Colouring Sheets

Based on our exhibitions, these colouring sheets were developed with art student, Bláithín Kelly, for younger visitors. Click on the button below to download and print the colouring sheets.

Colouring Sheets
  • Explorers Activity Trail

The Museum Explorers Activity Trail for the ‘Keepers of the Gael’ exhibition is now available in hardcopy from reception. Aimed at ages 8+ or 3rd-6th classes, explorers need to find and follow the trees numbered 1 to 14, working together with parents/guardians/teachers to find the answers. You’ll need to search, look, draw, imagine, make sounds and even pull faces to complete the trail.

Explorers Activity Trail

MUSEUM OPENING TIMES
Galway City Museum will reopen Tuesday 18 May at 10a.m.

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 clicking BOOK TICKET on this page, visitors can choose from one of four daily time slots, 10am; 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. Tickets will need to be presented as a printout OR on your mobile phone at the main entrance.  Visitors are asked to review the museum’s reopening guidelines when making their booking.

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