Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum

Foynes Aviation and Maritime Museum, DAC. is a not-for-profit charitable institution. We’re dedicated to preserving and telling the stories of:

  • The pioneering days of aviation and passenger travel across the North Atlantic
  • The rich maritime history of the River Shannon and the port of Foynes
  • The local creation of Irish Coffee

The museum maintains and develops its collection by acquiring, holding in trust, interpreting, and preserving historically significant aeronautical and nautical objects for exhibitions, scholarly research, and lifelong learning programmes.


Our Efforts are
Guided by These Goals

  • To create imaginative, engaging, and informative exhibits that introduce visitors to the many unique and remarkable stories housed in the museum
  • To strengthen the museum’s role as an educational organisation
  • To provide a centre for community activities, celebrations, and learning
  • To promote greater public awareness of the Museum amenities
  • To provide a specialist research service by continually developing, documenting, and promoting our archive collection

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you dog friendly?

    We allow all guide/service dogs full access to both the museum and restaurant, but unfortunately cannot accommodate pets inside. We can offer your pal some water and treats outside, however!

  • How do I book?

    For individuals / small groups you can book your general entry tickets online here. For groups of 10 / guided tours please fill in a contact form here or email us at info@flyingboatmuseum.com

  • Where are you located?

    We are located in Foynes on the scenic N69, just 15 minutes from Tarbert, Co. Kerry and 30 minutes from Limerick City. Our Eircode is V94 T6C1. See location

  • How much are tickets?

    Our ticket prices can be found here

Tour Highlight

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