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The Galway City Museum

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Office of Public Works
location Galway
function museum
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The City Museum Building was designed by Ciaran O?Connor and Ger Harvey, architects with the Office of Public Works. The museum is located along the River Corrib, and beside the Spanish Arch, a protected monument, part of the defensive medieval wall that once was around the city. The design creates a new square, between the museum and the Spanish Arch, this public space is used for civic events. The plan is composed in an "L" shape. It was restricted to 3 levels to mantain the scale with around buildings.

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The Galway City Museum
Project is public!
Opening hours Summer (from June 1st to September 30th) Monday to Sunday - 10am until 5.00pm. Winter (from October 1st to May 31st) Monday - closed. Tuesday to Saturday10.00am until 5.00pm. Sunday - closed.
How to get there? Departing from Galway Bus / Train Station go through Eyre Square and exit towards Shop Street. This is Galway's main shopping area and the street is pedestrianised. Continue on to the end of Shop Street and take a left onto Quay Street also pedestrianised and renowned for its abundance of outdoor pubs and restaurants. This street leads to the area known as Spanish Parade. Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing, follow through the Spanish Arch and you are in the courtyard of Galway Museum
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Completion 2006
Floor area/size 2100 m2
Cost € 6890000,-
ArchitectOffice of Public Works
building costs consultantBruce Shaw Partnership
services engineerHoman O'Brien Associates
contractorJohn Sisk & Son
structural engineerTOBIN Consulting Engineers
Client Galway City Council
Project ID 1445
Latitude/Longitude 53°16'10N 09°03'13W
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