This small museum, with a quayside location beside the Spanish Arch, has a mixture of folk and medieval artefacts and documentation recalling the city's development since the 12th century. The displays include a copy of the famous 1691 map of Galway, while the city's most famous district, the Claddagh, is also recalled. Its cottages have long since been swept away in the name of modernisation, but the name lives on, especially in Claddagh rings. Early photographs and other memorabilia recall the earlier days of the Claddagh, while other Galway institutions, like the Salthill tram, are also recorded.
City quaysides near Spanish Arch.
Tel. (091) 67641.