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Arklow Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Nomad

Fascinating museum if you're into nautical history. Every thing in the museum relates only to... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
David L
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Maritime History

5 euro well spent,a treasure find of maritime Irish history. I had the pleasure to meet an old gent... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
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Described as "one of the most valuable collections of maritime artifacts in the state", a treasure trove containing items, many brought back from far flung corners of the globe, all documenting the towns long association with the sea. Arklow's...more
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The Bridgewater Centre North Quay | Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Arklow, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

This small museum dedicated to things maritime is well worth a visit. The entrance fee is minimal. There are many interesting and well documented exhibits.

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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Fascinating museum if you're into nautical history. Every thing in the museum relates only to Arklow's maritime heritage. The personal guidance from the staff adds great insight to the displays.

Thank David L
JimR2857, Staff member at Arklow Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you, Nomad. It was a pleasure meeting you and your mother. Thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed 13 September 2018

5 euro well spent,a treasure find of maritime Irish history. I had the pleasure to meet an old gent there and he had lots to talk about ,go have a look then, wander down to the South Beach and look for The Arklow Back....

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JimR2857, staff member at Arklow Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thank yoy for the review. Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 6 September 2018

We called in without planning to visit, and spent a lot longer than we expected looking at a wide range of interesting and varied items, objects and pictures that tell the stroy of the Arklow area and it's unique maritime history. Well worth a visit...More

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Jim R, staff member at Arklow Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Glad you enjoyed it - and thanks for the thumbs-up.

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Great friendly atmosphere, Peter gave us tonnes of local history. Lots of fun, look forward to going back as the museum grows.

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Jim R, Staff at Arklow Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Thanks for the thumbs up, Mike. Glad you enjoyed and are spreading the word.

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit lots of historical stuff on view staff very helpful. You will come away knowing a lot about the sea and Arklow ships and ship building.

Thank Paul B
Jim R, staff at Arklow Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks for the thumbs-up, Paul. Glad you liked it.

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Great time and Peter was very helpful and explained many of the displays and gave my parents and I individual attention. The short movie was very nice and explained the maritime history of Arklow well.

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Jim R, Guest Relations Manager at Arklow Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you for the lovely review, we really appreciate it. I hope you can visit us again, Peter.

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

What a great little find this was! Searching for something to do on a misty Sunday morning and we stumbled across this place It is only small but gives a fascinating insight into local Maritime history. And the passion of the staff on duty is...More

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Jim R, Staff member at Arklow Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Many thanks for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed it. Keep spreading the word about us!

Reviewed 6 April 2018

The Arklow's collection is composed of items often found in such museums - prints, models, pieces of ships' kit - but we found our guide's discussion of his personal favorites among the items to add gusto to the exhibition. His discussion of the knitting of...More

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Jim R, Guest Relations Manager at Arklow Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for the positive review, I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will call again in the future. Regards. Peter.

Reviewed 27 March 2018

As a local I have to admit I do not visit this museum enough. The collection of artifacts there is fascinating. The staff member on duty was friendly and very informative. Really enjoyed the display on the Kynoch munitions factory. Will return soon!

Thank Pat N
Jim R, staff member at Arklow Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thanks, Pat, please spread the word.

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Great place lots of real interesting pieces I lived there when I was a kid during the summer and I was great to see this all again Jim was an excellent tour guide as well very funny

Thank tifer74
Jim R, Curator at Arklow Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Peter.

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The normal time spent by visitors is 45-60 minutes. We have a 15 minute introductory video, outlining the history of the town and port, then whoever is on duty will give a guided tour of his favourite items with stories you... More
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