Who doesn’t love a good museum! They are a treasure trove of history, memorabilia, information, heritage, culture, and so much more. Museums truly bring to life the history and heritage of a region and help you understand and appreciate what life was like once in the area where you’re visiting. Their interactive exhibits also make for great learning fun for children too. What’s more, because museums are indoors, they are perfect for visiting on those rainy days, of which there can be many on the West Coast of Ireland.

Luckily, there are many fantastic museums, heritage centres, and interpretative centres to be found throughout Galway which feature a whole host of fantastic exhibits, history, culture, artefacts, and more, and which cover a diverse range of subjects. For example, you can discover Galway’s rich literary history of Lady Gregory, W.B. Yeats, and others at the Kiltartan Gregory Museum and Thoor Ballylee, uncover the history of the iconic Claddagh Ring at the Claddagh Ring Museum and the Claddagh Ring Visitor Centre, and explore the local culture, heritage, and lives of Galway people throughout the years at the Irish Workhouse Centre, the Connemara Heritage Centre, the Galway City Museum, and more.

Recap the history of Galway, Connemara, and the Islands through a visit to these remarkable museums and learn about the history, culture, and heritage which has shaped Galway as we know it.