Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
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The Flying Boat Museum, Foynes, Limerick,
Mrs Margaret O`Shaughnessy
The Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, housed in the original terminal building in Foynes, County Limerick, recalls that nostalgic era when Foynes became the centre of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945.
Visit the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum in County Limerick which tells about the brave world of transatlantic air travel. The museum has a comprehensive range of exhibits and graphic illustrations. You can learn about the history of the flying boats in an authentic 1940's cinema, featuring the award winning film 'Atlantic Conquest'. Or marvel at the only Boeing B314 replica in the world. The museum also showcases the original terminal building, radio and weather room, compete with transmitters, receivers and Morse code equipment.
Foynes was where Irish Coffee was invented. Chef Joe Sheridan made the first in 1942 to warm up some damp and miserable passengers and since then Irish Coffee has become one the most popular welcoming drinks in the world. There is a great 3D hologram that re enacts this auspicious event.
Coffee, tea room and gift shop. Ample car and coach parking. Visitor leaflets in French, German and Italian. Cinema also in same languages and full access for the disabled. Please refer to our website for admission prices, opening times, etc.