Museum

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The Museum is open every day from 11am until 5pm. — Admission €5, Family €12, Children (under 12) €3 — Phone 01-2800969

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We are an island nation
The earliest inhabitants arrived by sea
King Laoghaire was seen as a Pirate by the Roman Empire
When Rome fell and the Dark Ages engulfed Europe
It was Irish Monks who went by sea to convert and educate
Irish Mariners have sailed the Seven Seas
in Mercantile Marine as well as in Naval Services
Learn of that past, Claim this inheritance
Embark on your own voyage of discovery
Visit the National Maritime Museum of Ireland

The National Maritime Museum of Ireland
houses the greatest collection of artifacts
relating to Irish Maritime History
There is a reference library with
the most complete set of Lloyds Register
And a collection of Irish Maritime Art
The former Mariners’ Church is itself a worthy exhibit
Visit the National Maritime Museum.

The Irish and their descendants have been prominent
in all aspects of maritime activity
Sailors and Captains; Admirals and Pirates,
Shipbuilders and Business-men
Fishers, Traders, and Naval
Explorers, Inventors, Rescuers
They have servered with distinction under many flags
Come and learn of their Adventures
Visit the National Maritime Museum.

Bring your children to ring the ship’s bell
hear them sound the fog-horn
Watch as they complete their quiz sheets
See the U-boat lurking under the Leinster
Try your hand the the knot station
Explain how gears work and open the treasure chest
Use the Beeches Bouy to rescue Teddy
Send signals by morse, flags and semifore
Visit the National Maritime Museum.

Hear the stories of tragic losses
Over 1,500 were lost on the Titanic – view the lightbulb
Around 1,200 were lost on the Lusitania
When the Norge hit rocks nar Rockall, 635 died
Over 400 were lost from the Rochdale and Prince of Wales
When U-123 torpeoded the Leinster over 500 were lost
Around 300 were lost from Tayleur, – view the crockery
Every Chistmas Eve the loss of the lifeboat
“civil service number 7” is remembered, see the Palme’s nameplate
The sacrifice of Boyd as is noted on the obelisk on the pier
Vist the Museum, then walk that pier

Hear stories of valliant rescues
see the rescue cart and start with a rescue of Teddy
Hear of the Plassy rescue (the ship from Father Ted)
How the Kerlogue rescued the Wild Rose of Liverpool
and the Germans from the Bay of Biscay
The Daunt Lightship rescue – perhaps the greatest in RLNI history
Look at the Lifeboat station’s record of service
Ask about Hutchisons Gold Medal
and the Talyeur medals for saving lives
Visit the National Maritime Museum.

We are an island nation
The earliest inhabitants arrived by sea
King Laoghaire was seen as a Pirate by the Roman Empire
When Rome fell and the Dark Ages engulfed Europe
It was Irish Monks who went by sea to convert and educate
Irish Mariners have sailed the Seven Seas
in Mercantile Marine as well as in Naval Services
Learn of that past, Claim this inheritance
Embark on your own voyage of discovery
Visit the National Maritime Museum

Coffee Dock


Fun things to do
Other Maritime Museums


Other Maritime Museums

The museum is (mostly) wheelchair accessable