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National Maritime Museum of Ireland

Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 214 3964
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The Chruch!

Stayed at the Royal Marine hotel , about 100 meters from the Museum. So transport is not an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bourne, United Kingdom
Wiled away an hour or two!

We have been in Dun Laoghaire numerous times and this is the first time we have been in this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“old church” (11 reviews)
“hidden gem” (8 reviews)
“dun laoghaire” (28 reviews)
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Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 214 3964
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed at the Royal Marine hotel , about 100 meters from the Museum. So transport is not an issue!!. It in an old church. Which in itself is unusual? based on 2 floors and good disability access it is well worth an hour of anyone's...More

Thank TCM222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been in Dun Laoghaire numerous times and this is the first time we have been in this museum. The museum in set in a beautiful church which, were told, is the setting for weddings! I would not have a huge interest in things...More

1  Thank mollieNorthEast
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this charming museum, housed in a church beside the harbour in Dunlaoire. The museum is interesting for adults and children, locals and visitors. Highly recommended to see the long relationship between the sea and dunlaoire.

Thank GerLMcK
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We attended the National Maritime Museum as part of the dlr Spring into Heritage programme on bank holiday Monday. The 180 year old mariners church that houses the wonderful museum is magnificent in itself with the most magnificent stained glass windows. On entering the museum...More

1  Thank caroline o
Reviewed 1 May 2017

When visiting Dun Laoghaire this is a Must-See!! Steeped in history, lots to see and read up about. Beautiful location.

Thank angemcconnell09
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We attended a wedding at the museum which used to be a maritime church. It made a great venue and was really quirky. The staff couldn't have done more to help and contributed enormously to the enjoyment of the day.

Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic little museum which tells some fantastic stories about Irish maritime history. The staff are engaging and friendly. There are interactive exhibits for the kids. This museum really surprised me.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were a bit sceptical (well, my 10 yr old daughter was) and neither of us would have said we were massively into maritime history, but we spent a couple of happy hours trying to do flag signals (disaster) photographing the unusual artefacts - the...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Based in the old Maritime Church (originally aimed at/used by seafarers), every corner includes a wide range of shipping artifacts and photographs - the majority from times past. These may relate to passenger ferries, sailing ships, naval vessels, life boats and all those pieces of...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A pleasant way to spend an hour or so. This is a very interesting place to visit with a lot of Maritime history relating to Dun Laoghaire (Kingstown) and the surrounding area. There is a very knowledgeable visitor guide on hand to offer assistance and...More

Thank Steven M
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