Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum
The Foynes Flying Boat Museum is dedicated to recalling that historic time from 1939 to 1945, when Foynes, Ireland, became the centre of the aviation world.
On July 9th, 1939, Pan Am's luxury Flying Boat, the "Yankee Clipper" landed at Foynes. This was the first commercial passenger flight on a direct route from the USA to Europe.
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.