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Holyhead Maritime Museum

Newry Beach | Beach Road, Holyhead LL65 1YD, Wales
+44 1407 769745
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well worth the visit

we have been visiting the isle of Anglesey for ever , never visited before but ill recommend... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
captainkevey
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Great small museum

Came here last week with 3 children 12-5. The museum is small ... BUT ... because we had a lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne and Rory K
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Newry Beach | Beach Road, Holyhead LL65 1YD, Wales
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"run by volunteers"
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"guided tour"
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"bistro attached"
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"well worth a visit"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"wonderful guide"
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"absolutely everything"
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"volunteer guides"
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"treasure trove"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

we have been visiting the isle of Anglesey for ever , never visited before but ill recommend you do . it has a lot of exhibits in a small space lots of unknown or unspoken history of the island and the surrounding area special thanks...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your very kind and encouraging review of our museum. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and also your appreciation of the efforts of our guide, Keith.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here last week with 3 children 12-5. The museum is small ... BUT ... because we had a lovely guide, we ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT ... we learnt so much. The poor man fielded so many questions from our children ... and was v patient....More

Thank Anne and Rory K
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are very grateful for your review and pleased that you all enjoyed your visit. I'm sure our guide would have also enjoyed telling the story of the town's fascinating maritime heritage.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unplanned visit but received a very interesting guided tour of the museum which took over an hour and a half. We should have allowed more time as there was far more to see than expected but had to cut our tour short because we had...More

Thank rryder092016
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your very encouraging review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and also grateful for your kind remarks regarding our staff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small museum but perfect for when you have children and want to kill an hour. Free parking nearby. Staff were excellent, very knowledgeable and good with our kids, who found it interesting and educational. Kids enjoyed sounding the genuine working air raid siren! Excellent...More

Thank James F
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank very much for your very complimentary and encouraging review. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit to the museum and also to the Bistro. Thank you also for your comments regarding the Newry Beach area. We that have grown up...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

There is little to do in Holyhead, and we were directed to this charming museum. The staff is very knowledgable and gave us a guided tour of the museum for only 5 euro. There are two parts to the museum, as there is an add-on...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thank you very much for adding your review. We are pleased that you found your way to our museum and also for your kind remarks about the efforts of our volunteers.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and son spent a good hour and a half in here appreciating all the finds . They both found it really inter sting and only £5 each to get in .

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to add your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and also for the comment regarding the entrance charge. We try our best to provide a value for money experience.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I visited this fantastic maritime museum in the recent past as I have a deep love of all things related to the sea. Housed in what is believed to be the oldest lifeboat house in the world, it tells the story of Anglesea's maritime history...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you very much for your extensive review and your kind words about our museum. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and especially that appreciated the efforts of our volunteer guide. We would be pleased to welcome you again should you decide to...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We visited the museum in June and were greeted by lovely staff and guides. We wandered around at our leisure and the guides interacted with at various time throughout. I have to say they were very informative and pleasant. It’s not the biggest museum you’ll...More

Thank Mark G
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review and your appreciation of the efforts of our volunteer staff. Thank you also for your recommendation for others to visit.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

A very interesting place particularly if you have an interest in lifeboats and marine model making. We always thought that the lifeboat service was born in the Farne Islands but no - it really got going in Holyhead and I was intrigued that a lifeboat...More

Thank PeterandMichele
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you for your very supportive and appreciative review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and had some fun testing out our air-raid siren!

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

We visited both the Maritime Museum and World War 2 bunker. Although they are both small they are both full of interesting memorabilia. We didn't have a guide but the people in front of us did and the volunteer was obviously very well informed and...More

Thank Janet H
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to add your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and took time to fully explore our exhibits and displays. Yes, we are rather small but hopefully we do manage to provide much to interest our visitors.

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Kimberly H
4 June 2018|
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Yes, for single buggy type prams. Double or 'twin' prams would be more difficult.
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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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