The James Mitchell Geology Museum is often referred to as 'Galway's Hidden Museum'. It is entered by a staircase in the south-east corner of the Main Quadrangle of NUI, Galway.
The museum is a treasure trove of geological artefacts with a wide variety of rocks, minerals and fossils on show. It provides a valuable research resource for students, researchers and anyone with an interest in geology.
Its interior is in harmony with the 19th century atmosphere of the University's main quadrangle. Many of its displays reflect its unique location adjacent to one of the most exciting areas of geology in western Europe.
Previously part of the Natural History Museum of NUI, Galway which has since been disbanded, the museum is the last surviving part of that museum. It has undergone much needed restorations and refurbishments in recent years and is well worth a visit.