GALWAY CITY MUSEUM
The Galway City Museum is situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Spanish Arch, on the banks of the River Corrib in Galway City. The museum houses a variety of permanent and touring exhibitions which represent Galway’s rich archaeology, heritage and history.
Among the Museum highlights are the Galway Civic Sword and Great Mace. The Civic Sword dates from the Charter of King James I in 1610, which granted authority for the carrying of such a weapon before the Mayor. The Great Mace, a massive piece of ornamental silverwork crafted in Dublin in 1710, was presented to the town by Edward Eyre, Mayor of Galway, in 1712.
The building itself affords spectacular views of the Claddagh, the Spanish Arch, River Corrib and Galway Bay. Admission is free to the museum, so be sure to visit!