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Holyhead Maritime Museum

Newry Beach | Beach Road, Holyhead LL65 1YD, Wales
+44 1407 769745
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First rate attraction

It amazes me every time I go to the museum just how much they manage to pack in to such a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DavidTBSC
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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Holyhead's Maritime History.

With it's years of Maritime history, the Museum has set out to tell the story of Holyhead as both a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harvey G
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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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The museum is a fascinating experience for the whole family. Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales (circa. 1858), Which houses a wonderful collection of exhibits telling the enthralling maritime history of Holyhead. Situated alongside the Maritime Museum, in a Second World War Air Raid Shelter, is the very informative permanent exhibition "Holyhead at War".
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Newry Beach | Beach Road, Holyhead LL65 1YD, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It amazes me every time I go to the museum just how much they manage to pack in to such a small building. It is like having an opportunity to inspect a private collection. For any one visiting Anglesey this has to be on the...More

Thank DavidTBSC
HMMuseum, Trustee - Marketing and Promotion at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your very supportive review of the Museum. Yes, we have much for visitors to see and learn about the town's unique maritime heritage. Thank you also for the very kind recommendation for others to visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

With it's years of Maritime history, the Museum has set out to tell the story of Holyhead as both a port and a fishing community. The layout and displays are well set out to excite all ages from young to old. The model diplays are...More

Thank Harvey G
HMMuseum, Trustee - Marketing and Promotion at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are especially pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we are grateful for your appreciation of our efforts to depict Holyhead's rich maritime heritage and your recommendation for others to visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit was very enjoyable. The museum had plenty of interesting exhibits and the guide's were very knowledgeable. The air raid shelter was very good. Would highly recommended a visit.

Thank Lorraine P
HMMuseum, Trustee - Marketing and Promotion. at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you also for your recommendation for others to visit.

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Excellent museum about all things maritime and plenty of fascinating exhibits in connection with WW1 & WW2. Thoroughly recommend. The museum is run by very kind and helpful informative volunteers. I had a great afternoon and recommend it for all ages!

Thank sr267
HMMuseum, Trustee - Marketing and Promotion at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for your very kind and supportive review. We are pleased that you found your visit enjoyable and informative. Thank you also for your recommendation for others to visit.

Reviewed 9 June 2017

Arrived at 2pm and had a wonderful guide called Norman who showed us round and told us much more than we would have found out from just reading the information available. The museum is a bit like a tardis - you think that it won't...More

Thank Tracey F
HMMuseum, Trustee - Marketing and Promotion at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you Tracey for your very kind and positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and especially your appreciation of Norman's contribution. What you say about it being similar to the Tardis is certainly true - we have managed to pack much...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017

This was a most interesting place to visit in a lovely location. We elected to have a guide who was most informative. This was included in the entrance price. The video was proving so interesting we elected to have lunch in the adjoining bistros (delicious)...More

Thank Joan D
HMMuseum, Trustee - Marketing and Promotion at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thank you Joan for taking the time to add your review. We are are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and that you appreciated the efforts of our guides and especially the Welsh lesson provided by Carol. Hope you can still remember how...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Volunteer-run Holyhead Maritime Museum is a must-visit destination for anyone coming to or through Holyhead Port. The very knowledgeable guides turn a packed and interesting set of displays into a treasure trove of information and historical facts. The adjacent Bistro is convenient and has a...More

Thank James C
HMMuseum, Trustee - Marketing and Promotion at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you James for your very kind review and recommendation for others to visit. Yes, the Museum offers a very special view of the Harbour and Breakwater.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

Went for lunch here and had a great light meal for four of us. Nice food, good service and reasonable prices.

Thank malcnewbie
HMMuseum, Trustee - Marketing and Promotion at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal at the Bistro alongside the Museum. Hope you also enjoyed the views over the Harbour.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife and I visited the museum a few days ago, while on a short visit to Holyhead, and I'm very glad we did. This is a treasure trove of artefacts and anecdotes, staffed by volunteers who are passionate about maritime history and traditions. Our...More

Thank BDT71
HMMuseum, Trustee - Marketing and Promotion at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you for your very kind and encouraging review. We are pleased that you and your wife enjoyed your visit and especially the efforts of Vince, one of our many hard working and enthusiastic volunteers.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

A really good way to spend two hours. It cost £5 each and this was excellent value as we got a fully guided tour. The Tour guides knowledge and passion about the items there was fantastic. The stories he told brought the displays to life...More

Thank Jenny T
HMMuseum, Trustee - Marketing and Promotion at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you for your very kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and also for your very encouraging remarks.

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RachelWirral
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£5 for adults, £4 for concessions and all children 16 and under are FREE! Look forward to welcoming you.
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Poppy L
28 June 2017|
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Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, with the exception of Assistance/Guide Dogs, we are unable to allow access for dogs inside the Museum. This is also the case for inside the attached Bistro. However, dogs are... More
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jennifer l
22 April 2017|
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Hello Jennifer - we are sorry that you found the museum closed when you visited during the school holidays. We assume that you visited on Monday, 10 April. We normally do not open on Mondays. However we do open on Bank... More
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