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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 1 214 3964
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We had a very interesting visit made all the more enjoyable by very helpful staff, would highly recommend.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Valerie S
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Cork, Ireland

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very interesting visit made all the more enjoyable by very helpful staff, would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just amazing, a must see if you are in dun laoghaire. Great scenario, and awesome memorabilia. Definitely a place worth visiting.

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TracyJaneMerry, Guest Relations Manager at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, delighted that you enjoyed it as it is run by volunteers. More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum to visit full of very interesting facts we only had 1hr in it but could have spent longer the people who run it were very friendly and so helpful

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TracyJaneMerry, Guest Relations Manager at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this review

Hopefully you will return to see the rest of the Museum...and the staff are mainly volunteers..so they will be delighted to know that they are friendly!! Thank you for your visit and enjoy the rest of the time in Ireland..because wee....presume you have come from bonny Scotland!! More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This is a great museum with a very interesting and informative tour. The displays and artefacts are fabulous. We spent a couple of hours walking round. The men in the gift shop are very helpful and friendly. Easy to find and access via the dart. The stained glass windows and church interior is impressive.

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TracyJaneMerry, Guest Relations Manager at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit and I will let the boys that you enjoyed their help!! You also had great weather for your trip to Dun Laoghaire. More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The former church the National Maritime Museum is housed in is interesting enough on its own. The collection inside including the original light from the nearby lighthouse is amazing! It isn't a terribly large place, so is suitable for a quick 30 minute to hour long visit. I found the collection very enjoyable to explore, and the knowledgeable staff were... More 

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TracyJaneMerry, Guest Relations Manager at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this review

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our Museum it is run by volunteers so it is good for us to see that our volunteers are doing a great job, enjoy the rest of your visit to Ireland. More 

Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We were staying at the Royal Marine Hotel - the National Maritime Museum is adjacent and well worth the time regardless of where you stay in Dublin. Located in the former Mariner's Church (really excellent stained glass windows), it has a little of everything from Ireland's rich seafaring tradition, and it does an excellent job of capturing it.There are lots... More 

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TracyJaneMerry, Guest Relations Manager at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and delighted to see that you enjoyed your visit as we are run by volunteers it is good for them to see that their work is appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your visit in Ireland. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife & I were granted a free of charge visit to the museum since the main floor was hosting a wedding expo that day. A lot of maritime, naval, and historical information in a smaller, private museum (so you could take your time or breeze through). There is a wall of Irish ships' interactions and fates throughout World War... More 

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TracyJaneMerry, Public Relations Manager at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, the event is not a normal event, but it was good showcase for local businesses, delighted that you had some fun with them. Next time you visit us, I am sure you will enjoy the proper display. More 

galway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I wanted this review to be so different, I wanted to say it was fantastic but I can't, because on the day of my long awaited visit after a bit of pre-planning and long distance driving, I found that a wedding was about to take place and the ground floor was out of bounds. I was told that all the... More 

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TracyJaneMerry, Public Relations Manager at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this review

We thank you for your review, and we have taken on board what you have to say. We now provide information both on our website and on our facebook page on all activities. The Museum is run by volunteers, whom are trying to keep the Museum operational without State funding and as such has to find other sources of revenue... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Museum well worth visiting for all age groups. Had a fab tour of the museum from a volunteer guide, who was very informative. Learnt a lot about my own city!

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TracyJaneMerry, Public Relations Manager at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we truly appreciate it, especially as not many people in Dublin know that we exist! Please spread the word for us! More 

dublin, ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

I highly recommend this museum, highly informative, excellent displays, extremely child friendly, beautiful.

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TracyJaneMerry, Guest Relations Manager at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, delighted that you enjoyed your visit and please come back we are always putting new exhibits in place, especially for the children. More 

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