New Photographic Exhibition Now Open!

/New Photographic Exhibition Now Open!

New Photographic Exhibition Now Open!

Galway Markets (1870s – 1930s)

Galway City Museum announces a brand new exhibition about the Galway Markets – a much celebrated aspect of life in Galway down through the years.

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Galway was an important market town where people from the surrounding districts came to buy and sell produce.  On market day cattle, pigs, turf and hay were traded in Eyre Square; vegetables, butter, eggs and fowl were sold on the streets surrounding the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas; fish was available for sale at the Spanish Arch; turf at Raven Terrace; potatoes at the Small Crane and Corrib Terrace and willow baskets at Wood Quay.

This exhibition of photographs and sketches shows the variety and vibrancy of Galway’s markets from the late 1870s to the 1930s.  Galway City Museum welcomes you in out of the cold when you are visiting the Christmas Markets this year, why not drop in and see how they compare to the markets of old.

Two more popular exhibitions Galway & The Great War and Galway GAA: The Three-In-A-Row, 1964-66 will be replaced in early 2019 so the next few weeks will be the last chance for visitors to catch them before they go.

Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and admission is always FREE!  For further details visit




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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