Top accolade for Sea Science as Galway City Museum receives Tripadvisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice award

Hugo Johnston and his father Graham Johnston from the Marine Institute explore Ireland’s first “Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic” at Galway City Museum during its official launch by Michael Creed TD Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. “Sea Science - the Wild Atlantic” is a free exhibition and is a partnership between the Marine Institute and Galway City Museum. Photo:Andrew Downes, xposureSea Science – The Wild Atlantic exhibition24 September 2020 - Galway City Museum has been recognised by Tripadvisor as a 2020 Travellers' Choice award-winner for Top Tourist Attraction in Ireland. Based on a full year of TripAdvisor reviews, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveller feedback, placing them in the top 10% of attractions around the globe.

Galway City Museum features the 'Sea Science – The Wild Atlantic' exhibition, a partnership between the museum and the Marine Institute. The exhibition opened in 2017 and is Ireland's first sea science gallery to have audio and visual displays accessible in both English and as Gaeilge.

Free to visitors, the interactive exhibition spans a variety of topics including the nature of how tides operate, multi-beam mapping, deep sea exploration and marine life along the seashore. The basic principles of marine science are communicated in a fun and engaging way, using a combination of digital interactives and high-definition video footage.

The 'Sea Science – The Wild Atlantic' exhibition consistently receives positive reviews from visitors on Tripadvisor, including:
"Kids love going here, especially to top floor to play games and visit the submarine."

"The best part was definitely the top floor with its marine theme. For anyone with children – this is the floor for them!"

Harriet Dundon, Marine Science Communication Intern at Galway City Museum said, "The 'Sea Science – The Wild Atlantic' exhibition raises awareness about the ocean and its importance to our livelihood, local communities and culture. It's a great achievement for the museum and the Marine Institute to receive this recognition from our visitors. We look forward to safely reopening our exhibition soon."

Galway City Museum is currently preparing the 'Sea Science – The Wild Atlantic' exhibition for a safe reopening in line with government public health guidelines. Galway City Museum has reopened the ground floor with two new exhibitions MONUMENT in association with Galway 2020 and The Corrib: Myth, Legend and Folklore. The first floor has also reopened with ongoing exhibitions - Gaelic Ireland, Galway Hooker and Revolution in Galway. Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday on four daily timeslots: 10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. Admission remains free but visitors are required to book a ticket to visit. Book your free ticket now at