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National Maritime Museum of Ireland

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Address: Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-2143964
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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a must for anyone who loves the sea

I was staying in a nearby hotel and wandered in . A lady volunteer (Sandra) showed me around. She had personal connections to some of the items such as relatives who were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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CARRIGALINE
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54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I was staying in a nearby hotel and wandered in . A lady volunteer (Sandra) showed me around. She had personal connections to some of the items such as relatives who were drowned while on duty. Her enthusiasm for each and every item was infectious, and as I had personal knowledge of some of the sea incidents i it was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

A lovely exhibition based on many events in Maritime history. Beautiful display of artefacts from the Titanic which I throughly enjoyed.

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Thank Orlaith D
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Loved the place. Tucked away in this small yet important town of Dublin. Ireland should be proud of its maritime history

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Thank JavedAfzal
Athlone, Ireland
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

They charge €5 entrance, but it was free the day I visited. I wouldn't pay €5. The building is beautiful and the model railway was really interesting. The maritime exhibition was interesting. There was 2 men playing instruments the day I visited which was very interesting too.

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Thank Theresa O
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Based in the Old Mariners' church, this wonderful museum tells the history of Dun Laoghaire's sea-going past. Particularly fascinating and moving, was the history of the lifeboats.

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Thank Beth M
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Whether your interest is architecture, history, sailing or engineering, this museum has something for everyone. It's housed in a beautiful old church with stunning stained glass windows (bring your camera, they're worth photographing alone!), and is set on two floors. You could easily forget this museum is volunteer led, because they have a wealth of knowledge and our guide was... More 

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Thank Maura S
Charlwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

What a great little museum. A broad range of exhibits covering the entire gamut of Irish masitime history. Includes pre- and post-independence naval history, lighthouses and even some archaeological finds. Staff wonderfully knowledgeable and helpful. The only slight fly in the ointment was the lack of much information on the Asgard II which sank off France a few years ago.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a lovely little place to visit - it is lovingly looked after by volunteers and it is such an interesting exhibition in a wonderful setting.

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Thank moojea
South Coast, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Lots on information and history here, a great place to spending a good hour or so. Lots of artefacts on serveral key seafaring events. If you're visiting Dun Laoghaire make sure you stop off here.

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Tarzana
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71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I learned so much at this museum, formerly a church for seafarers. On exhibit: a huge optic light from the Bailey Lighthouse, paintings, models of ships, logs/records, mini biographies of important captains and other folks involved in maritime issues and inventions, artifacts, information about various historically important ships and engineers, a library of source material, ships' details and chronicles. There... More 

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