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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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Meh...just okay...

The building is beautiful, and the lens is gorgeous, but the rest is pretty homespun. Not what... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Kris L
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Pirates of the Sea

The National Maritime Museum is a fantastic place to bring a family to as they will absolutely love... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
County 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 214 3964
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The building is beautiful, and the lens is gorgeous, but the rest is pretty homespun. Not what you'd expect of a national museum of any kind.

1  Thank Kris L
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The National Maritime Museum is a fantastic place to bring a family to as they will absolutely love ringing the bell, the foghorn and getting photographed with the pirate, before venturing upstairs to the prisoners socks where you can look right down!

1  Thank Techymedium
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Small but interesting; you must read the brochure and stories. It's in a beautiful church and that helps, plus there are some huge surprises there it's kinda cool.

Thank Susan V
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The church in which the museum is housed is beautiful. The exhibits and the stories surrounding them are fascinating. Great way to spend some time.

Thank StevieEire
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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 23 June 2017

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 21 June 2017 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
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