Welcome to the National Maritime Museum of Ireland

divers_hel-museumIreland’s National Maritime Museum is situated in the Old Mariners Church at Dún Laoghaire – a seaside town and port located circa six miles from Dublin city centre which is easily accessible by DART suburban train and several bus services.

The museum’s greatest artifact is probably the building itself as it is one of a few custom built places of worship for sailors remaining intact in the world to-day. There are interesting mechanical exhibitions, including first class artifacts, on many aspects of the Irish maritime, wildlife around the Irish coastline including fish, birds and small animals, a maritime art gallery, a recreated ship’s radio room and a Titanic exhibition.


Forthcoming events in the Museum – a full list of events can be found here

Mar 2016

ASGARD on the Road to the Rising and Beyond – 15/03/2016 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Apr 2016

The Silent Shore, The AUD, Roger Casement and Banna Strand – 05/04/2016 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The AUD and the HELGA in the 1916 Rising – 26/04/2016 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

May 2016

Working Conditions of Seamen in 1916 – 12/05/2016 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Conor O'Brien, KELPIE and the 1914 Gun Running – 19/05/2016 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kingstown: A Divided Seafaring Town – 26/05/2016 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jun 2016

Dr John de Courcy Ireland: A Tribute to a Maritime Historian – 09/06/2016 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


  • Can't wait for my next visit
    James Keating/Facebook
  • Loved the place. Tucked away in this small yet important town of Dublin. Ireland should be proud of its maritime history JavedAfzal / Trip Advisor
  • A lovely exhibition based on many events in Maritime history. Beautiful display of artefacts from the Titanic which I throughly enjoyed Orlaith D / Trip Advisor November '15
  • We really loved the Ship Diagrams in the stairwell! Greg Ferguson‎ / Facebook October '15
  • A wonderful event a BIG THANKS to all involved ..lots of happy faces Jacqui Mc /Facebook November '15