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The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum

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Great little piece of history

We stumbled upon this museum by accident and were impressed with the amount of information we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ciaran D
A free piece of history

A lovely building to visit with good views and lots of history. Interesting old photographs on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum by accident and were impressed with the amount of information we received, despite the fact that entrance was free. A great way to get a feel for how Galwegians lived for centuries.

Thank Ciaran D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely building to visit with good views and lots of history. Interesting old photographs on the walls and lots of history of the building and it’s use. Free entry.

Thank TKM12345
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The exhibits are fine, if you have any interest in the fishing history of Galway, but I had an amazing chat with the gentlemen sitting at the door. They are open to any questions about the area in general and the river that Watchtower Museum...More

1  Thank Holly W
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. You will be taken back in time with the fisheries and understand the importance it played in Galway.

Thank Clinton C
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The watching tower is small, so it won't take you long to see all the exhibition about fishing history in Galway. There is very nice scenic view from the top room. Entrance is free, so if you have few extra minutes to spend in Galwyand...More

1  Thank Aljosa S
Reviewed 28 June 2018

As interesting as it was to learn about the watchtower, the ability to speak with a very knowledgable staff person about not only the fisheries but Ireland and Galway, past and present extended our short stop in to a lengthy visit.

1  Thank evelynffowler
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We walked past the tower three times before we realized it was a small museum. The two docents inside were friendly, talkative guys who filled us in on the history of the tower (and the civil uprisings and current state of Irish politics. It's a...More

1  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Interesting artifacts and knowledgeable staff. I had been unaware of the private nature of the country’s resources. Long detailed fight to return them to public domain is chronicled.

Thank seeleyl
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Nice views from the tower and some interesting history of the river and its "ownership" over time, as well as the history of the building itself.

Thank napalovers
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Great watchtower view! Over the Galway River. It is nice to walk and visit. It is an excellent view over the city.

1  Thank Ndeye L
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16 August 2018|
Response from Holly W | Reviewed this property |
No it’s free