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Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
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Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum recalls the 1940s when Foynes was the fulcrum point for air traffic between the USA & Europe.

The role played by Foynes in the establishment of passenger flights across the Atlantic is excitingly captured in the Museum which is located in the original Airport Terminal Building. Foynes was the first International Airport in Ireland and operated right through the 2nd World War. The famous flying boats were frequent visitors carrying a diverse range of passengers including military personnel, celebrities and refugees.

The story is told by way of original film in a 1940’s style cinema (available in 8 different languages), showcases on the war years, airline memorabilia and numerous exhibits detailing the glamorous and romantic era of the flying boats.

Visitors have the chance to board the world’s only life size replica of the Boeing 314 Flying Boat and experience what it was like to fly in such luxurious surroundings.

Foynes and the flying boats will be forever connected with the invention of Irish Coffee - a uniquely Irish treat. In 1943, Chef Joe Sheridan spent months perfecting one of the world’s most famous tipples after serving today’s original Irish Coffee to some weary and cold passengers all those years ago. A wonderful 3D hologram re-enacts this historic event in the very building of its creation and you can enjoy an Irish Coffee in a beautiful 1940s setting.

From the top of the recently reinstated Control Tower enjoy a panoramic view of the Shannon Estuary, Foynes Island, Port and Village.

Explore the maritime exhibits and interactive displays depicting life on the River Shannon. The Maritime Museum looks at the commercial and leisure aspects of the estuary and tells many of the myths and stories connected with this historical river.

Highlights include:
  • Aviation Museum, Maritime Museum & Control Tower
  • 1940’s style cinema showing an original film on Foynes
  • Taste an original Irish Coffee in the place it was created
  • 1940s style Restaurant recreating the ambiance of bygone days
  • Board the world’s only life size replica of the Boeing 314 Flying Boat

Visitor Information

Open mid-March - mid-November

Mid-March - May
Daily 09:30 - 17:00

June - September
Daily 09:30 - 18:00

October - mid-November
Daily 09:30 - 17:00

Contact Details

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
Main Street, Foynes, Co. Limerick

T: +353 (0) 69 654 16
E: info@flyingboatmuseum.com
W: www.flyingboatmuseum.com

Closed: Mid-November to Mid-March (open for group bookings only)

Last admission:  1 hour before closing 

Approx Visit Duration: 90 minutes

 

Admission Prices 2015/2016

Adult: €11.00
Senior (aged 65+): €9.00
Student (with valid ID): €9.00
Child (aged 5-13): €6.00
Child (aged 0-4): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 4 children): €28.00

 

Other Useful Information

LANGUAGES
Free leaflets available in English and an audio-visual presentation available in 8 different languages.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS
The Museum Restaurant offers freshly prepared and home-baked cuisine in a beautiful 1940s style setting.

SHOPPING
Gift shop selling a wide range of aviation souvenirs and bespoke gifts.

PARKING
Free car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS
Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets. 

GROUPS
Group rates available (minimum 10 people). Pre-booking required. 

ACCOLADES & AWARDS

  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
  • TripAdvisor 'Travellers Choice' Award 2015
  • General Sports & Aviation Award, presented by the Irish Aviation Authority, 2015
  • Award of Excellence for 2014 presented by CIE International Tours

 

Map Location

Foynes is on the N69 road, just 35 minutes from Limerick city or one hour from Shannon International Airport.

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Best Ticket Prices

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Adults

€11.00

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Tickets valid for 365 days from purchase

No Booking Fees

and special rates for seniors, students, kids & families.

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