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National Maritime Museum of Ireland

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Address: Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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+353 1 214 3964
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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The museum is open everyday from 11am to 5pm. Admission €5, Family €12,...

The museum is open everyday from 11am to 5pm. Admission €5, Family €12, unwaged €3. It is the primary collection of materials relating to Ireland's colourful maritime heritage, from ancient times through the golden ages of sail and steam, right up to the present day. The museum welcomes visitors, tours and groups from home and abroad. It is wheelchair accessible. Visit and experience exciting stories of seafarers from all around the world who navigated the waters surrounding our island nation.

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Hidden Maritime History in Dùn Laoghaire

We attended the National Maritime Museum as part of the dlr Spring into Heritage programme on bank holiday Monday. The 180 year old mariners church that houses the wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the National Maritime Museum as part of the dlr Spring into Heritage programme on bank holiday Monday. The 180 year old mariners church that houses the wonderful museum is magnificent in itself with the most magnificent stained glass windows. On entering the museum you have a breathtaking moment as you see the magnificent Baily Optic it is indeed... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Dun Laoghaire this is a Must-See!! Steeped in history, lots to see and read up about. Beautiful location.

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Thank angemcconnell09
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a wedding at the museum which used to be a maritime church. It made a great venue and was really quirky. The staff couldn't have done more to help and contributed enormously to the enjoyment of the day.

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Thank Hilary B
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little museum which tells some fantastic stories about Irish maritime history. The staff are engaging and friendly. There are interactive exhibits for the kids. This museum really surprised me.

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Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were a bit sceptical (well, my 10 yr old daughter was) and neither of us would have said we were massively into maritime history, but we spent a couple of happy hours trying to do flag signals (disaster) photographing the unusual artefacts - the lighthouse thingy is impressive in the church setting and seeing a fascinating selection of Titanic... More 

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Thank Sarah S
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Based in the old Maritime Church (originally aimed at/used by seafarers), every corner includes a wide range of shipping artifacts and photographs - the majority from times past. These may relate to passenger ferries, sailing ships, naval vessels, life boats and all those pieces of equipment which are an integral part of shipping/sailing. You will inevitably find certain subjects that... More 

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Thank John S
Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A pleasant way to spend an hour or so. This is a very interesting place to visit with a lot of Maritime history relating to Dun Laoghaire (Kingstown) and the surrounding area. There is a very knowledgeable visitor guide on hand to offer assistance and to give further historical information. Well worth a vist for €5 per person

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Thank Steven M
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

It was my first time visiting the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by just how much and how diverse the range of items on display are. I literally spent hours in there looking at all model ships and the displays dedicated to the key figures in Irish maritime history. Many of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

The National Maritime Museum is housed in Dun Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariners Church beside the new library, well worth a visit , ask one of the guides to show you whers the Royal Navy's prisoners attended service,

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Thank Rory G
Bray, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Despite having walked past it dozens of times today was the my first visit to this location. The family ticket was reasonable enough, but this place isn't really suited to younger kids (which we were told). Nevertheless there was a table for the kids to colour while we had a tour. We had a very well informed guide tell us... More 

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