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National Maritime Museum of Ireland

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Address: Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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+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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Ireland's Maratine Heritage

The National Maritime Museum is housed in Dun Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariners Church beside the new library, well worth a visit , ask one of the guides to show you whers the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 3, 2017
Rory G
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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The National Maritime Museum is housed in Dun Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariners Church beside the new library, well worth a visit , ask one of the guides to show you whers the Royal Navy's prisoners attended service,

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Despite having walked past it dozens of times today was the my first visit to this location. The family ticket was reasonable enough, but this place isn't really suited to younger kids (which we were told). Nevertheless there was a table for the kids to colour while we had a tour. We had a very well informed guide tell us... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Excellent museum with unusual setting in converted church. Recommended to anyone passing through the area.

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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 know that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is great. The guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about marine life. I would recommend this place 100% as it mixed the solemn athmosphere of a church with the history of sea fare in Ireland .

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

Thank you for review and delighted to know that the guide made it all the more enjoyable, as hey are volunteers it is good know that they are appreciated. More 

Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

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

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

Thank you and delighted that you enjoyed the trip to our Museum which is run by volunteers More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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