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National Maritime Museum of Ireland

Address: Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-2143964
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The museum is open everyday from 11am to 5pm. Admission €5, Family €12, unwaged €3. It is the...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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English first
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
75 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Situated in a de-consecrated church in Dun Laoghaire. There is a small admission charge to the exhibition which is spread on two floors. Wheelchair lift available to most areas. Load of artifacts, paintings and memorabilia. Limited refreshments available.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A very good exhibition of photographs and videos describing Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic exhibition is in place in the National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire. The photos have been printed from the original plates made during that remarkable adventure. They are printed on the same paper and developed with the same chemicals that were originally used. Some are truly amazing and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

a maritime museum in an old church - a delightful place to learn about boats and trips - I even was offered a tour all by myself by the gentleman at reception. I really loved it and there is part of an old lighthouse in it. A quirky delightful and pleasant space. I learned a lot. And it's good fun... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Fairly new museum, very interesting and inexpensive. The people who run it are very friendly and take great pride I. Telling you the local history

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The building was formerly a church where sailors could worship. We liked the displays and detailed history of some ships that were destroyed by violent seas. The admission charge was nominal.

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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
15 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This old sailors' church is packed with an eclectic selection of marine artifacts and art works. We expected to spend maybe half an hour in passing but were there three times that. As a big fan of the much bigger Maritime Museum in Greenwich, I was expecting to find this rather parochial but I was in fact impressed. it is... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The setting of the old sailor's church adds a ton to this museum, which is packed with authenticity & extremely enthusiastic staff.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is quite an old-fashioned museum, but it's full of interesting exhibits. The Titanic feature is very moving, as is a large display devoted to a more local shipwreck. There is plenty for children to look at (lots of model shops and stuffed fish) though no interactive things for them. My nearly three-year-old son enjoyed the visit and found lots... More 

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England
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164 reviews 164 reviews
7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great place to pass the lunch hour. Learn all about RMS Leinster, God rest their souls. Loved the main feature in the front - find out what it is....

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Paris, France
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171 reviews 171 reviews
54 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

For all the ten years I've been coming to dun Laoghaire, I'd never visited the Maritime Museum, no doubt because it had been closed for renovations, but had always wondered why there were two church spires so close together in the center of town. Now I know! I thought I'd spend half an hour, ended up staying two, and learned... More 

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