Travel back to the 1930s and ’40s, when Foynes played a pivotal role in establishing commercial transatlantic passenger flights. Learn the history of Flying Boats and the diverse range of people who arrived and departed from Foynes through our comprehensive collection of historical and interactive exhibits and memorabilia. We’ve brought these stories to life for our visitors since 1989, right here in the original Foynes Airport Terminal Building.Book Now
The Main Exhibitions at the Foynes Aviation Museum
360 Degree views of the village of Foynes and the Shannon Estuary from our reinstated control tower.
What Our Visitors Say
Loved it. Great family day out.
We loved the viewing platform and enjoyed all the history of the place. A big new extension being built so will come back when that open.
It’s a full day visit with lots to see. Lovely staff, superb history and the only Boeing 314 Clipper replica in the world! If you have any interest in the history of the flying boats from Pan American Airways and BOAC, you should make the visit… you won’t regret it!
A lovely & warm welcome, this is an incredibly worthwhile visit. The museum is well & logically laid out with something to suit all ages. I read a book set on a flying boat years ago & couldn’t figure out it could be so until today – it’s huge & very interesting.
Fascinating history lesson and the replica flying boat is extraordinary. Well worh a detour to see this museum and lean the story of the flying boats.
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In 1989, our patron Maureen O’Hara cut the red ribbon to officially open our museum. We are proud of our achievements since those early days and look forward to many more successful years ahead. Thanks to everyone for their support over the years.