Galway City Museum

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Galway City , Ireland
Street Spanish Pde
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10am-5pm Tue-Sat
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Lonely Planet review

Adjacent to the Spanish Arch, the Galway City Museum is in a glossy, glassy building that reflects the old walls. Exhibits trace aspects of daily life through Galway's history; especially good are the areas dealing with life – smelly and otherwise – during medieval times.

Look for the photos of President John F Kennedy's 1963 visit to Galway, including one with dewy-eyed nuns looking on adoringly. Also check out rotating displays of works by local artists. When the roof deck is open, there are bay panoramas. The cafe with its Spanish Arch views is a perfect rest stop.