Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum


Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum excitingly captures the story of how Foynes became one of the great aviation hubs of the world from 1937-1945. Walk in the footsteps of JFK, Bob Hope, Eleanor Roosevelt and many other dignitaries, movie stars and refugees who landed at Foynes during World War II. Throughout the original terminal building this truly unique story is told by way of original film in a 1940’s style cinema, showcases covering the war years and numerous exhibits on the romantic flying boat era including the chance to board a life size replica of the Boeing 314 Flying Boat.

Current opening times

Monday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM


  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Paid Visit
  • Covid-19 Guidelines
  • Guided Tours
  • Car Parking Available
  • Toilets
  • Food On Site
  • Wifi
  • Retail On Site
  • Mobile ticket
  • Families
  • Galleries & Museums
  • Kids
  • Solo Visitors
  • Friends
  • Mature visitors
  • Historical
  • Immerse yourself in Ireland’s rich aviation history, the story of the famous flying boats & Foynes Hollywood connections
  • Watch a 3D Hologram re-enacting the night Irish Coffee was invented
  • Learn how the Shannon Estuary changed and shaped the lives of those living on its bank
  • Board the World's only Boeing 314 Flying Boat
  • Try your hand at being a pilot by challenging yourself to fly a Boeing 314 flight sim
  • This and so much more...
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.

Contact details

  • Aras Ide
  • Main Street
  • Foynes
  • Ireland