About the Museum

The Foynes Flying Boat Museum, housed in the original terminal building in Foynes, recalls that nostalgic era when Foynes became the centre of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945. On July 9th 1939, Pan Am's luxury Flying Boat, the "Yankee Clipper" landed at Foynes to become the first commercial passenger flight on a direct route from the USA to Europe. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, this quiet little town on the Shannon became the focal point for air traffic on the North Atlantic. Now the "Yankee Clipper is back - the latest exhibit is the world's only full scale replica of the Boeing 314, "Yankee Clipper". You can travel back in time and see for yourself what it was like to be a passenger in one of these wonderful flying boats.

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Foynes Flying Boat Museum Office

  • Address: Aras Ide, Foynes, County Limerick
  • Postcode: MH4XX-KDJ
  • Phone: +353 (0) 69 65416
  • URL: http://www.flyingboatmuseum.com/

Business Hours

  • Daily 10:00-18:00

Foynes Flying Boat Museum

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