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National Maritime Museum of Ireland

Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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A hidden gem in Dun Loaghaire

I only found out about this museum from the Dunloaghaire Rathdown Heritage tours schedule even... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maria-Luisa M
Well worth a visit

If you like history you must visit the National Maritime Museum of Ireland. It is not a large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alan S
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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...more
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Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 214 3964
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I only found out about this museum from the Dunloaghaire Rathdown Heritage tours schedule even though I live in Dublin and have visited Dunlaoghaire many times. The museum is very interesting with history of mariners in Ireland and the building itself is a beautiful mariners...More

Thank Maria-Luisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like history you must visit the National Maritime Museum of Ireland. It is not a large museum but it has exhibits and stories to tell that will amaze and astound you. The staff were all very welcoming and willing to assist and explain...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found museum to be really interesting and well worth a visit. In a good location near town centre and Royal Marine Hotel. Some wonderful pieces, learned quite a bit about Irish Maritime history. Could spend an hour or two in here. Decent value and nice...More

Thank EireDog2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem in the heart of dun laoire beautiful restoration done located in a mariners church with original stain glass windows still there. Your guide willing answer your questions and explain the history of the church and it's display.

Thank Ger O
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The maritime museum is located in a former church. Interestingly, the space still contains many elements of the church, as agreed when the maritime society took the property. They have extensive exhibits and a lot of interesting items. The tour guide helped us to find...More

Thank worcesterkate
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The guide Paul absolutely charming man, wonderful story teller with passion to history and massive knowledge, lot's of stories full of details. The museum worthy to visit as solo as family trip. Truly recommended to all kinds of visitors. Paul thank you for today 😉😎...More

Thank Kinga N
Reviewed 5 June 2018

On a rainy day, this was an interesting small museum, I learned a few things about maritime equipment, and the building of the Titanic, which was an Irish ship by origin.

Thank MM3939
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Very, very helpful staff, well laid out and lots to see and do. We took our grandchildren here and they enjoyed it hugely. There are exhibits from all over Ireland, even our hometown of Greystones, from where they got the rocket launcher and cart. The...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Husband wanted to see this and glad he did. We took the Tara Street DART to Dun Laoghaire and it was an easy trip. A little walk to the museum itself. A compact museum that shows the pride of the docents. Brian and Sean were...More

Thank PatCincinnati
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Coming from a family with sailors ancestors I had just to admire and respect the place of worship of those brave people and their way of life. People from the museum were so keen to show and explain.

Thank Damir R
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