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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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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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Interesting for all the family

We learned a lot about many boats, lighthouses, instruments, and about events in the area. The building, the maritime church was built two centuries ago and restored a few years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We learned a lot about many boats, lighthouses, instruments, and about events in the area. The building, the maritime church was built two centuries ago and restored a few years back. People who work there are dedicated volunteers and very helpful. One gave us a very interesting tour around.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a true hidden gem - a fascinating collection housed in a stunning setting and it is worth a visit for the superb stained glass windows alone! A modest entry fee of €5 gives you access to a relatively small but impressive collection of maritime treasures. The Baily Optic is incredible and is even more impressive on a sunny... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a little gem this was. After being to a few maritime museums this one topped the lot. It's very small by other standards but is so much bigger in the way the exhibits are shown and described. What could have been a ten minute walk around, turned into a one and a half hour absorption into the lives and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is situated in a lovely church close to the Royal Marine Hotel. 5 euro entry.Its has many exhibits which you can explore by yourself or get a guided tour from some of the very knowledgeable staff. It is very informative about Dun Laoghaire and of maritime history in Ireland in general. There is a very interesting display upstairs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great setting and full of Maritime treasure. Informative boards explaining the history behind many of the exhibits. restored church also interesting. the lighthouse light on the old altar is magnificent. Helps to have an interest in ships but fascinating even if you don't. Has a Titanic light bulb which apparently is the only one in existence! opens at 11 and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was great. We got a free tour of the museum and our tour guide gave us great detail of the harbor in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin and the surrounding area.

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Elmsford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great guided tour just for the two of us from Joe, who was clearly very knowledgeable in Irish maritime history. The museum is housed in an old cathedral, and As such has beautiful architecture and stained glass windows. The exhibit is fascinating, with models, paintings, equipment and plenty of activities for kids. The altar... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely museum. Friendly helpful staff and a great guide I doubt anyone could walk away without learning something new. I never knew how much Ireland had contributed to seafaring of the establishment of Navys in other countries. A real gem...thoroughly recommend.😊

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Svalbard, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I actually came across the National Maritime Museum completely by accident while walking around the library grounds in Dun Laoghaire. What a brilliant find, though! There is a small admittance fee (100% worthwhile) and inside there is everything you could ever want to know about Ireland's history and relationship with the sea, as well as a bunch of fun interactive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Took the train from Dublin to Dun Laoghaire. As previous reviewers mentioned, this is a hidden gem. A museum in an old Church. Good selection of maritime items and information. Great history. Non-profit. Knowledgeable, pleasant staff. We spent a little over a hour inside the museum.

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