Summer of Heritage 2017

The Spring into Heritage and Summer of Heritage programme of events, are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. They are suitable for schools, students, families, historic groups and individuals interested in local history.

The National Maritime Museum are delighted to participate in this again in 2017.

This year we are running guided tours on Monday and Wednesday 11am from 26th June until 9th August
Book dates between 26th June to 17th July
Book dates between 19th July to 9th August

The Museum is housed in Dún Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariners Church, opposite the dlr Lexicon. Experienced guides will bring you on a voyage of discovery enthralling you with stories of discovery, heroism, war and disasters at sea.

You will learn about maritime history, exploration, navigation, radio, deep-sea cable technology, nature and art inspired by the sea and relevant to the school syllabus.

See the revolving Baily Optic, try the electrified steam engine and pause to reflect at the Titanic exhibit, the Royal Navy prisoner’s docks and the war memorial.

Try sailor’s knots, learn how they lift heavy weights, be photographed with the pirate and much more.

11am 1 tour per day 2 tours per week Tour duration: 60 minutes

Important:

You must reserve your tickets through the links below. Click the date you are interested in and you will be brought to our ticketing site where you can register for free tickets. Tour numbers are strictly limited to 30 people per tour.