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Why not Make a Day of It and plan a fun filled day out during the Baboró festival. There is a great variety of things to do and see in Galway to suit all tastes!

Free Events 

Charlie Byrne's Storytime

Every Saturday at 11am join Children’s Storytime with Ruth at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

Contact: +353 091-561-766

Free Things to Do in Galway

Terryland Forest Park

Visit Terryland Forest Park, next to The G Hotel.

Children’s Parks in Galway

Children’s Millennium Park, on University Road across from NUI Galway

Playground in Eyre Square

Claude Toft Park in Salthill

Galway City Museum

Guided tours are offered free of charge to schools. Pre-booking is required.

Opening Hours: Tues to Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun:12pm-5pm (Easter Sun to Sept)
Closed Monday. Spanish Parade, Galway

Contact: +353 091 532 460

James Mitchell Geology Museum, NUI Galway

Nicknamed Galway's 'hidden museum', the James Mitchell Geology Museum has a large collection of rare rocks, ancient fossils and precious gems on display. (Upstairs in the Quadrangle - through the Archway and turn left)

Opening Hours: Monday –Friday, 10am- 4pm           

Contact: Alessandra Costanzo, Earth and Ocean Sciences:

Zoology and Marine Biology Museum, NUI Galway

The Zoology and Marine Biology Museum has an impressive collection of over 500 specimens, both native and exotic. Highlights include four genuine Charles Darwin specimens. (Located on the floor of the Martin Ryan Institute, across from the Quadrangle)

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

Contact: Eoin MacLoughlin, Zoology:

Computer and Communications Museum

Explore and experience the evolving technological landscape across the decades. See early radios and iconic computers, and explore vintage games, including 'Space Invaders' and 'Pacman'. (First Floor of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, IDA Business Park, Dangan)

Opening Hours: Weekly, but varies depending on festivals and tour events. Book a visit through the contact below.

Contact: Brendan Smith (Curator),

Other fun things to do in Galway!

Galway Atlantaquaria

Experience fun and wonder and get up close and personal with sea creatures at the National Aquarium of Ireland

Contact : +353 091 585 100


There is fun for all the family at Leisureland with swimming pool facilities as well as crazy golf and an amusement park

Contact: +353 521 455