You can be forgiven for not having heard of The James Mitchell Museum in Galway, not many have, so much so that the Museum has also become known as ‘Galway’s Hidden Museum’. 

The museum is housed in the Department of Geology in the Quadrangle building of the National University of Ireland in Galway, the oldest building of the University. At the museum you can witness some 15,000 rock, mineral and fossil specimens from all over the world. The specimens are seen as valuable resources and are used for both educational and research purposes.