National Maritime Museum of IrelandDun Laoghaire, County Dublin
National Maritime Museum of Ireland can be found in the Old Mariners Church at Dun Laoghaire, which is an artefact in itself, as it is one of the few custom built places of worship for sailors that it still intact in the whole world!
There some great displays that cover details on a number of topics, from Irish maritime, to the wildlife that can be found on the Irish coastline, including small animals, fish, and birds. The recreated radio room is great, and there are some really interesting mechanical exhibitions, a maritime art gallery, and an exhibition about the Titanic.
Highlights include tiny models that were created by lonely lighthouse keepers during their time on duty, a massive anchor in the courtyard, plus the Baily Optic, which was installed in Baily Lighthouse in 1902! You can now see it shining in the museum, with a lesser light though, as the original was equivalent to 2,000,000 candle power!
You will also get the chance to learn about Captain Robert Halpin who helped to lay a telegraph cable across the Atlantic in 1865.
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Pricing & Tickets
Family: €12.00, Adults: €5.00, Kids: €3.00
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Yes, there is parking nearby.