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National Maritime Museum of Ireland

Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

  • A boy doing some art at National Maritime Museum of Ireland
  • A boy making picture from fish at National Maritime Museum of Ireland
  • A ship model at National Maritime Museum of Ireland
  • National Maritime Museum of Ireland situated by the sea

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor

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.

Facilities

  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Onsite Shop Onsite Shop
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Old Mariners Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, IE

Contact

Click here to visit National Maritime Museum of Ireland's website
01280 0969

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Pricing

Family: €12.00, Adults: €5.00, Kids: €3.00

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National Maritime Museum of Ireland

Dun Laoghaire


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