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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
Description: 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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Ships Ahoy!

Material clearly displayed and labelled. A good coverage of Ireland's maritime past, with especial reference to Dun Laoghaire. A friendly staff and nice, if basic, tea room. Run... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Material clearly displayed and labelled. A good coverage of Ireland's maritime past, with especial reference to Dun Laoghaire. A friendly staff and nice, if basic, tea room. Run by volunteers, it is definitely not to be missed. An effort has also been made to interest younger visitors.

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Mansfield, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I remember visiting here some years ago,it was good then,but so much better now.It's a beautiful church,so the building's worth seeing in its own right.It's full of interesting things to see,the staff are nice and I had a very informative guided tour then looked round by myself for a while.There was an excellent section on the Titanic,and an exhibition to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Recently visited this museum and was extremely impressed by both the exhibitions and the staff. The guided tours are excellent and its such a family-friendly environment for adults, kids and teens - lots to see and so cost effective (they have a family rate). The coffee shop is a lovely spot to take a rest, while the kids could continue... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a beautiful place. If you have any inclination towards the maritime field go here. The crowning piece must be the revolving lighthouse reflector but the building itself is as beautiful and interesting as the exhibitions. The voluntary staff are both friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Imagine my delight to discover an archive of naval and maritime history currently... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great place to visit to find out a bit of history of the local area in Dun Laoghaire and our rich Maritime history

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was wonderfully surprised on a recent visit to the National Maritime Museum. Being over ten years since my last visit, I had forgotten what a wonderful resource we have in the beautiful Old Mariners Church in Dun Laoghaire! The museum provides a fascinating journey through our local maritime history, with lifelike models of the great ships and the excitement... More 

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Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was invited to visit the National Maritime Museum of Ireland by a friend before Christmas and was very pleasantly surprised! It is in a beautiful church which is an ideal setting for such a wonderful exhibition of all things maritime. You can see a lot of effort and dedication has created such a wonderful treasure. Our guide was very... More 

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Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a fantastic museum, lovely venue. Great array of artefacts and fantastic descriptions. We were welcomed at reception, paid €5pp and went inside. Once inside one of two volunteers (?) introduced themselves to us, welcomed us and gave us a quick overview of what was on display. Throughout our visit they were on hand for further explanation or just... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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107 helpful votes 107 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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