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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.
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Mostly survived due to volunteer determination. Unique place to visit. Built inside what was previously a church, there are magnificant stain glass windows that adds to the athmosphere.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

This museum is located in the old Mariner's Church close to the seafront at Dun Laoghaire. The combination of the architecture of the church with the interesting and beautiful exhibits is truly wonderful. As the location is inextricably linked with sea-faring, the marine exhibits like the models of ships lost during the First World War, historical artefacts of the Lifeboats and different types of ships engines etc are fascinating. Also, the stained glass windows of this building are beautiful. The museum is run by very enthusiastic volunteers and the tour is brilliant.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

The Maritime Museum is easy to get at but hidden by the building site for the new library just in front of the Royal Marine Hotel. It is set in a lovely church - itself a mariners' church - and is full of interesting information and artifacts on all aspects of Ireland's maritime history - the work of the RNLI, models of ships built in Ireland and/or working in or around ireland, lights from lighthouses etc. etc. Very keen staff and volunteers and a well stocked shop. Excellent even for those not particularly interested in the sea and perfect for those who are.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great guides that are passionate about their maritime history! Neat! Easy to find! Reasonable price. You will spend more time than you think!

2  Thank KillineyBay
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Though a mite hard to find, this museum is well worth visiting. It has an amazing collection of maritime artifacts. The building itself is of interest. It was the Mariner's Church.

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