Most of the building is wheelcair accessible. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet
There is an Eircom Hotspot. Ten minutes free, then One Euro all day; free to Eircom, eMobile and Meteor
Group Assembly Area
These new stained glass windows are to be found in the “group assembly area”. The coffee shop is here
Entrance & Shop
The entrance has changed slightly since this photograph. The shop stocks books and gifts
A complete Shore Rescue Cart with all of its equipment. Learn how these rescues were done. Observe the Breeches Bouy (with Teddy)Continue
When the Great Eastern was launched in 1858 she was the largest ship in the world, designed to carry 4,000 passengers. She was a financial disaster as a passenger ship. She was refitted as a cable laying ship and laid over 48,000 km (30,000 miles) of telegraph cable.
See a model of this ship, samples of telegraph cable used, the story of Captain Halpin and how he recovered the lost cable
Since early times ships were driven by oars and sail. Then in the 1700’s with the discovery of how to use steam, everything changed.
The engine on display is a triple expansion steam engine from the Saxifrage, one of two dredgers owned by the Office of Public Works. Built in 1908, the Saxifrage was a grab dredger, used for lifting large objects including rocks.
These dredgers worked around the coast of Ireland, deepening harbours. They spent a great deal of time in DúnLaoghaire, as the harbour needs constant dredging.
Irish Naval Service
Models, including the Muirichu and the M1
There have been lifeboats in Dublin Bay for more than 200 years. Here we have models of some of these lifeboats and remember gallant rescues and tragic losses.
Over 500 lost their lives, near the Kish Lighthouse. This event prolonged World War One. View the excellent model,presented by Tom Connolly.