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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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After living 30 years in Dun Laoghaire we have finally decided to visit the maritime museum. For two adults it was a €10 entrance fee. Housed in the old Mariners Church it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After living 30 years in Dun Laoghaire we have finally decided to visit the maritime museum. For two adults it was a €10 entrance fee. Housed in the old Mariners Church it is quite spacious. When you enter your see a huge lighthouse light rotating on your right. This used to rotate on 24 pints of mercury! Hopefully this is... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were a group on a day visit to Dun Laoghaire from Belfast. It is an Interesting collection of marine and nautical artefacts housed in a beautiful old church near the sea front. The church has wonderful recently restored stain glass windows. The optics from the Bailey Lighthouse is on display. We had a very knowegable guide in Susan, who... More 

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Niagara Falls Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

An interactive museum set up close to the harbour. Many fine exhibits and informative displays. Have your photo taken as a pirate. The is much to see and read about this part of the area history. A must visit.

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Rochdale England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Well worth a visit, some interesting and unusual exhibits, helful stuff, you need time to appreciate it though.

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England
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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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