Recalling the 1940s when Foynes was the fulcrum point for air traffic between the USA and Europe

There was a time when the great Flying Boats criss-crossed the globe & the picturesque village of Foynes became the epicentre of the aviation world for aircraft preparing to take on the might of the Atlantic Ocean.

The award winning Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum excitingly captures this truly unique story with a comprehensive range of exhibits and interactive displays for all ages to enjoy. Visitors have a once in a lifetime opportunity to board the world’s only Full-Size Boeing 314 Flying Boat replica. You can even test your pilot skills by trying your hand at flying the New Boeing 314 Flight Simulators.
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 nostalgic & romantic era is told by way of original film in a 1940s style cinema, showcases covering the war years, airline memorabilia, control tower, radio & weather equipment & much more…

Foynes and the flying boats will be forever connected with the invention of Irish Coffee as they combined to give this uniquely Irish treat. Learn all about this historic event by watching a wonderful 3D holographic show re-enacting this famous night back in 1943.

The restaurant offers many delights such as lunch or afternoon tea in a beautiful 1940s setting. Foynes is nestled along the banks of the Shannon Estuary on the Scenic N69 Route, a recommended Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point.

  • 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
Open mid-March to mid-November

Open Daily Mid-March to Mid-November

Mid March – May: Daily 09:30 – 17:00
June – August: Daily 09:30 – 18:00
September – Mid November: Daily 09:30 – 17:00

Closed: Mid-November to Mid-March (open for group bookings only)
Last admission:  1 hour before closing

Admission Prices 2018:

Adult: €11.00
Senior (aged 65+): €9.00
Student (with valid ID): €9.00
Child (aged 5-16): €6.00
Child (under 5): Free
Family (2 adults & up to 4 children): €28.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and 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.

ACCESSIBILITY: Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.

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


  • 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
Getting There

On N69, 37 km from Limerick City and 64 km from Tralee

Map Location: 52.611676, -9.109737
Contact Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum

Foynes, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Eircode: V94 T6C1
T: +353 (0)69 65416
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