Ireland’s National Maritime Museum is housed in Dun Laoghaire’s 180-year-old Mariners Church, directly opposite the new DLR Lexicon library and 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 seafarers remaining intact in the world to-day.

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, wildlife and view art inspired by the sea.

See the 10-tonne revolving Baily Optic, immortalised in James Joyce’s Ulysses, try the electrified steam engine and pause to reflect at the Titanic exhibit, the re-created radio room, the Royal Navy prisoners docks and the war memorial. Try sailor’s knots, learn how they lift heavy weights, be photographed with the pirate, research in the library, visit the shop and much more including Humanist and Civil Weddings.

Find out what’s coming up on in the Museum: – a full list of events can be found here

Museum Events:

Apr
22
Mon
Spring into Heritage 2019
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Apr
24
Wed
Spring into Heritage 2019
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Apr
29
Mon
Spring into Heritage 2019
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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May
1
Wed
Spring into Heritage 2019
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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May
6
Mon
Spring into Heritage 2019
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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May
8
Wed
Spring into Heritage 2019
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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May
13
Mon
Spring into Heritage 2019
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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May
15
Wed
Spring into Heritage 2019
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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May
20
Mon
Spring into Heritage 2019
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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May
22
Wed
Spring into Heritage 2019
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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Google Reviews

Great place to visit. Brought my three children and Derek was so helpful answering all their many questions!Gail Ashton17 April 2019
David Kelly11 April 2019
Amazing building, so many great memories. Makes a fascinating museum. Obscure, but worth a visit.Diana Fleming2 April 2019
Di Narra2 April 2019
Great visit. Very interesting history.Ian Power31 March 2019
A veritable treasure trove!Shay Gilna16 March 2019
Great family outingOwen O 'sullivan13 March 2019
Fascinating place. The Mariners Church itself is interesting, and the restoration including the roof is beautiful. The historical exhibits are to do with the merchant marine and the post/ferry boats target than the Navy. The tour is well with taking, the guide had lots of detail and anecdotes.Pat O'Leary4 March 2019
Beautiful building,interesting exhibits.kim roberts23 February 2019
Pleasantly surprised by the location, and standard of the church/building where the important artefacts and archives are displayedPaul Costello21 February 2019

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