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Holyhead Maritime Museum

Opens in 8 min: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Small, Querky and Totally Enjoyable Maritime Museum

Our cruise around the UK stopped for a day in Holyhead just south of Liverpool. Other than a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bill K
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Marion, Ma
Good entertainment near the ferries

A lovely museum with lots of information and enough stuff to keep children entertained. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ems885
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Manchester
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The museum is a fascinating experience for the whole family. Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales (circa. 1858), Which houses a wonderful collection of exhibits telling the enthralling maritime history of Holyhead. Situated...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Newry Beach | Beach Road, Holyhead LL65 1YD, Wales
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All reviews air raid shelter lifeboat station world war guided tour bistro attached well worth a visit interesting exhibits local history absolutely everything volunteer staff friendly volunteers lovely lady on display free entry great place to visit ww2 memorabilia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our cruise around the UK stopped for a day in Holyhead just south of Liverpool. Other than a castle, there wasn't much to see. Our local bus driver dropped us off at a small group of buildings that make up the museum. The original building...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bill K
HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your very detailed review of our Museum. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stop off at Holyhead and especially your visit to us.

Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely museum with lots of information and enough stuff to keep children entertained. Friendly staff and helpful guides. Free entry for children too

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ems885
HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your encouraging comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Holyhead was one of several ports we visited on a recent "British Isles Explorer" tour with Viking Ocean Cruises. The shuttle bus stopped within a short walk to the museum, and we love maritime and military museums and were eager to visit. A lot of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to add your review. We very much appreciate your kind comments and your recommendation.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an interesting museum with very helpful and enthusiastic staff. We asked lots of questions and they were always able to give answers and more. Enjoyed the added extra of the air raid shelter.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sarahgid_
HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed visiting our museum and we thank you for your complimentary remarks regarding our volunteers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting Maritime Museum. we were given and tour of the Museum which is in two parts. The Volunteer showed us around the old lifeboat station, which is packed with a variety of interesting artefacts and information. The guide filled in many areas and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tonyn1953
HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for adding your review of our Museum. We are pleased that you enjoyed your tour both in our main gallery and also to our very unique WW2 Air Raid Shelter. Thank you also for your recommendation for others to visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went not expecting much, but wow what a surprise! Volunteers were present to answer my many questions. They spent time detailing items of interest, explaining exhibits with enthusiasm. Definitely worth putting on your calendar. Cafe was booked out so we went elsewhere for a snacks...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Zelagay
HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We very much appreciate you taking the time to add your review and are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our museum.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the museum by accident as we were driving by. Decided to stop and have a look round. The volunteers who run the museum are very friendly and enthusiastic and were on hand to explain more about the exhibits and answer any questions we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to add your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our museum and especially grateful for your appreciation of our volunteers on duty on that day.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent time here being given a tour by a very informative volunteer. Worthwhile taking the offer of a guide as you learn so much more. Lots of interesting bits in the maritime museum itself and a trip across the yard to the air raid shelter...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to add your review and also your appreciative comments.

Reviewed July 12, 2019

Visited the museum without expecting too much, but one of the local volunteers spent an hour giving us a guided tour. Interesting, informative and entertaining. The focus on local content and stories helps bring Holyhead to life for the visitor passing through. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rohan M
HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to add your very encouraging review and are pleased that you found the museum interesting. Thanks also for your recommendation for others to visit.

Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

Small museum of Anglesey maritime life. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Interesting exhibits. There is a sheet for children to find exhibits. I don't think that it's suitable for little ones.

Date of experience: July 2019
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

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kimberlymw1605
June 4, 2018|
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Yes, for single buggy type prams. Double or 'twin' prams would be more difficult.
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July 7, 2017|
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£5 for adults, £4 for concessions and all children 16 and under are FREE! Look forward to welcoming you.
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Poppy L
June 28, 2017|
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Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, with the exception of Assistance/Guide Dogs, we are unable to allow access for dogs inside the Museum. This is also the case for inside the attached Bistro. However, dogs are... More
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