Galway City Museum is situated behind the famous Spanish Arch, overlooking the River Corrib and the ancient Claddagh village. The Museum tells the story of Galway City and it's surroundings, with artwork and objects from the medieval times to the present day.
With three floors of exciting exhibitions engaging visitors in the archaeology, history and sea science of Galway, the attraction is one of Galway’s most popular cultural hotspots and welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year.
The Museum has been a recipient of 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’. Most recently they were awarded Full Accreditation status from the Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland – meeting 34 out of 34 wide ranging museum good practice standards.