Galway City Museum is 10 years old and proud to celebrate a decade of success since officially opening in 2007. Building on the work of the previous museum in Comerford House which opened in the 1970s, the current building was established by Galway City Council to further safeguard and promote the cultural heritage of Galway.
The past 10 years have seen the development of both long-term and temporary, high quality and engaging archaeology, art, history and science exhibitions. During this time, staff have made Galway City Museum an experience to remember, growing visitor numbers from 16,000 in year one to an astonishing 220,000 plus visitors today.
The hard work and enthusiasm of all who work for the organisation shows in the many accolades achieved and the reputation that has been built. The museum has been recipient of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and the Expert’s Choice award, for five years in a row, ranking it among the highest rated attractions in Galway.
Most recently they were awarded Full Accreditation status from the Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland (MSPI ). This programme, which started in 2006, recognises excellence and achievement in thirty-four standards ranging from care of collections, museum management, education, exhibition and visitor services.
Staff are thankful for all the support they have received over the past 10 years and invite all collaborators, partners, friends and visitors to share some cake and help them celebrate on Thursday November 9 at midday in the museum foyer. The museum will also launch its brand new website on the day allowing visitors to browse over 10 years of creativity!