Galway city’s new rebranded Atlantic Museum, will generate tourism revenues of more than €115,000 a week, when it opens at Comerford House at the Spanish Arch in the next few years.
Failte Ireland announced last weekend that it is investing €6.64 million to develop the new state-of-the-art museum in Galway City. The current Galway City Museum, located at the historic Spanish Arch, will be redeveloped and rebranded as the Atlantic Museum Galway — creating an entirely new attraction for visitors to the region.
According to Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Attractions, Mary Stack, the investment will transform the Spanish Arch district of Galway city and is expected to generate €29.3 million in revenue for the region in its first five years of opening.
The major investment is the single largest cash injection that the tourism development authority has given to any project and is set to revitalise the Spanish Arch area.
The new three-storey interactive museum will be created at Comerford House, next to the current Galway City Museum, which stands on the left bank of the River Corrib. It will highlight the influence the Atlantic has had on the people, cultures, and traditions of the once known ‘Merchant City’.