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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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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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Very interesting museum

Very interesting. Well laid out and cease to follow the stories. The detail of the stories is fascinating and interesting. There is a fair number of exhibits. Well worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very interesting. Well laid out and cease to follow the stories. The detail of the stories is fascinating and interesting. There is a fair number of exhibits. Well worth a visit

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Well worth a visit for anyone remotely interested in anything to do with the sea. The volunteers are most helpful and knowledgeable. Pity some idiot built an ugly Library beside it, as it is easy to miss this attraction which is housed in an old church.

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Small museum housed in an old church. Took about an hour to work through, but had very interesting naval and transportation history of the town.

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Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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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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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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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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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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Address: Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-2143964
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dun Laoghaire
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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