National Maritime Museum of Ireland

National Maritime Museum of Ireland

National Maritime Museum of Ireland
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The museum is open everyday from 11am to 5pm. Admission €6, Family €12, Children (under 12) €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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  • Eric T
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum in Dun Laoghaire
    My sister and I discovered this hidden gem in Dun Laoghaire. We both grew up on the ocean and therefore have a great interest in maritime history. This museum, housed in an old seafarer's church, is a bit out of the way, but is absolutely worth the trip by DART or taxi. The folks at the museum are very friendly and eager to answer any questions you may have. The displays in the museum are first rate. I highly recommend this museum, you will need at least 3 hours to see everything.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 October 2023
  • LauraWozEre
    Tralee, Ireland11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming and fascinating museum
    We dropped into this delightful museum on a whim, and we left wishing we'd been able to spend more time in it. Its run by a team of knowledgeable enthusiasts who seem very happy to talk about the exhibits, which include a magnificent lamp and lens from the lighthouse at Howth as well as many other interesting artefacts. The building is a former church and has retained many of its beautiful original features. A real gem.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • timsimmk
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom73 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely little gem
    This museum, situated in the old mariner's Church is inexpensive and is packed with exhibits. It's not a large museum but what it does have is very good. There are model ships and bits and bobs from ships as well as some fascinating information about Ireland's Lighthouses including a fully restored, rotating light head from a lighthouse you can see up close. It may not be very exciting for children, but if like me, you are interested in maritime history, this museum is a lovely place to spend an hour or two. The staff were extremely friendly and enthusiastic.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 November 2023
  • Clashy10
    Wicklow, Ireland28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable and interesting afternoon
    Really enjoyable and hidden delight in busy Dun Laoghaire . The staff are fantastic and go the extra mile to make our experience all the better. They are fantastic at interacting with children too. Lovely afternoon spent there and definitely will be back. You don’t know what you’re missing
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 March 2024
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anchor70
Connecticut144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The museum has a wonderful exhibition and representation of Irish maritime history. The Ferrell lean from the Bailey lighthouse is impressive as is the church that houses it. Enjoyable visit in a beautiful setting.
Written 19 April 2024
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Clashy10
Wicklow, Ireland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Really enjoyable and hidden delight in busy Dun Laoghaire . The staff are fantastic and go the extra mile to make our experience all the better. They are fantastic at interacting with children too. Lovely afternoon spent there and definitely will be back. You don’t know what you’re missing
Written 6 March 2024
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timsimmk
Milton Keynes, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This museum, situated in the old mariner's Church is inexpensive and is packed with exhibits. It's not a large museum but what it does have is very good. There are model ships and bits and bobs from ships as well as some fascinating information about Ireland's Lighthouses including a fully restored, rotating light head from a lighthouse you can see up close. It may not be very exciting for children, but if like me, you are interested in maritime history, this museum is a lovely place to spend an hour or two. The staff were extremely friendly and enthusiastic.
Written 10 November 2023
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LauraWozEre
Tralee, Ireland11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We dropped into this delightful museum on a whim, and we left wishing we'd been able to spend more time in it. Its run by a team of knowledgeable enthusiasts who seem very happy to talk about the exhibits, which include a magnificent lamp and lens from the lighthouse at Howth as well as many other interesting artefacts. The building is a former church and has retained many of its beautiful original features. A real gem.
Written 29 October 2023
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Eric T
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
My sister and I discovered this hidden gem in Dun Laoghaire. We both grew up on the ocean and therefore have a great interest in maritime history. This museum, housed in an old seafarer's church, is a bit out of the way, but is absolutely worth the trip by DART or taxi. The folks at the museum are very friendly and eager to answer any questions you may have. The displays in the museum are first rate. I highly recommend this museum, you will need at least 3 hours to see everything.
Written 26 October 2023
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Sandy W
Vancouver, Canada1,774 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is a hidden gem located in the next little town from the James Joyce Heritage Centre and Museum. You can easily walk here from there. There are two floors of maritime artifacts. You will see model ships, an actual lighthouse light, and hear stories of maritime events. Many good spots for taking photographs. There is even a radio room where you can put on a hat and jacket and look like a marine communications officer. All for six euros per person. On your way back to the.DART train, stop by the waterfront. Take a picture of the beautiful town sign. See the photos. See also my review of the James Joyce Centre.
Written 1 June 2023
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William P
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Business
A hidden gem teeming with history, character and adventure from bygone days. Fantastic tour that added hugely to the experience and unlocked a wealth of future information.
Written 5 April 2023
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dubros
Dublin, Ireland31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Visited here with my 9, 7 & 5 year old girls and they loved it. A family ticket was great value at just €12. A great way to spend an hour or two. Highly recommended
Written 21 August 2022
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Hungry-sailor86
San Fernando La Union, Philippines671 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
The museum is housed in the incredibly beautiful seafarers church in dun laoghaire. The building its self is really the highlight. The exhibits are fine, with information on several irish maritime disasters but i do feel that it is a little underfunded, and in a country whose seafarers, like beaufort, admiral brown and others have made such an impact on the world i feel it should have more support. All in all it was enjoyable, if a little underwhelming. The staff are fantastically friendly however and a real pleasure to chat to
Written 14 August 2022
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Betty S
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Big shout out to this lovely man, Frank. My son and I visited the @maritimemuseumofireland in @dunlaoghairetown and we enjoyed a wonderful and interesting tour of the exhibits. Frank pictured here with my son was exceptional, his knowledge is second to none and to hear about some of his maritime adventures he has had so far in his life was a privelidge. It was also a lovely connection to discover that he went to school with my Dad Ken and his brother Norman in the Mariners school many moons ago. And he also remembered my uncle Doug as "the little one" which was lovely.
Highly recommended as a day out in Dun Laoghaire.

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Written 26 November 2021
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