Ireland’s National Maritime Museum is situated in the Old Mariners Church at Dún Laoghaire – a seaside town and port located circa 6 miles from Dublin city centre which is easily accessible by DART suburban train and several bus services. The museum’s greatest artefact 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 artefacts, 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.
The museum is run by volunteers who are also happy to show visitors around and share some of their stories about the history of the museum and its artefacts.
Please contact us to book a guided tour.
We also welcome school groups and provide special materials for educational visits. Please click here for more information.