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“Well worth a visit”

National Maritime Museum of Ireland
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Owner description: 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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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Arrived to meet friends for a quick coffee and then a guided tour of this beautiful venue with it's exquisite stained glass windows. A large collection of displays, models, & full size items all well labeled with excellent explanatory details. Around the gallery were smaller items and an overall view of the main museum area. I will be making a return visit.

Visited September 2012
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“Brilliant attraction in a great seaside location”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great way to spend an afternoon and have a good coffee when dun laoghaire turns wet. Minutes walk from the popular East Pier and town centre. Worth a visit.

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Co. Tipperary
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“Amazing find”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

Walking along the seafront in Dun Laoghaire, I noticed a sign to the Maritime Museum. A lot of building is going on for the new library, but there was a clear path to the museum which is housed in a beautiful old church. Inside is the most amazing collection of ships models and other artefacts relating to the sea. It is well presented and labels are there which give a clear explanation of each item. There are some great stories. The staff were most helpful and very friendly.

Myself and my two young boys thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Visited July 2012
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Ireland
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“Enchanting Museum”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

You won't find much in the way of interactive stuff in this delightful museum, contained in the former Victorian Chiurch of the Mariners. The exhibits, sensitively displayed, tell the haunting story of bravery at sea throughout many generations. Do ask one of the colunteer guides to show you around - it will greatly enhance your experience.

Visited July 2012
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Dun Laoghaire
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“A renewed facility”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

The reopened Maritime Museum is worth a visit.
It features the Water Wag 'Erica' The oldest one design boat in the world- designed in 1886.
The museum has a good shop selling memorabilia.
The museum is close to the harbour.
Unfortunately the environs of the museum is not as beautiful as usual because of building works on the adjoining site.

Visited June 2012
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Lugnad, Guide at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
Your comment on the building site beside us is understandable. A new library is being constructed. When it is built, a library will be an appropriate neighbour for a museum. Nonetheless the construction phase is less than pleasant. We have raised a number of issues with the construction company and the County Council. They will shortly provide better access from the seafront to the museum.
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