Galway City Museum

galway city museum

Opened in 2006, this free museum is one of the most popular tourist destinations when visiting the tribe county with over 200,000 visitors per year.

Located on the banks of River Corrib in Galway City, visitors are invited to discover the history and heritage of Galway City and its importance within Ireland. Explore 3 floors of exciting exhibitions covering the archaeology, history and sea science of Galway.

The Museum has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five years running and the 2016 Expert’s Choice award, ranking it among the ‘highest-rated attractions in Galway’.

Galway City Museum is a collectors paradise for items of cultural heritage relating to the city of Galway and its wonderful people. There are over 1000 objects in the current collection, most of which have been donated and contributed by the people of Galway over the past 40 years. Part of the collection is on display and those objects not on display make up the museum’s reserve collection and are kept in secure storage.

Guests staying with us at The Claregalway Hotel have the benefit of being located so close to Galway City making a day trip to explore this wonderful museum an easy task. We are set on the main bus route which stops directly outside our hotel and carries guests and tourists to Eyre Square, the heart of Galway. The Galway City Museum is just a short walk from the main square and can be easily found.

Our 3* family-friendly hotel offers packages that will suit everyone looking to explore Galway. With Golden Years breaks giving senior guests overnight accommodation, a gourmet evening meal and a full Irish breakfast each morning to fuel you for the day ahead. Over the summer months especially, we like to welcome Families to take up our special Family Break offers, where up to 2 kids stay free and can enjoy luxury accommodation in spacious family rooms, designed with your comfort and quality of rest in mind.

  • Location

    Galway City
  • Distance

    20 mins by car
  • Attraction

    Historical Attraction
  • Cost



Book your stay today and explore this and many more wonderful local attractions near The Claregalway Hotel.