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:
Unique Kingstown Water Wag – Thu 8th November. Begins: 8:00 PM
Quiz Night with a Wine Tasting by Mitchell's Wines – Thu 15th November. Begins: 7:30 PM
Boom, Bust, Banjaxed or is it?? An evening with David McWilliams – Wed 28th November. Begins: 8:00 PM
Christmas Carols with Dun Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society – Wed 12th December. Begins: 8:00 PM

RMS Leinster Centenary
No Events

Museum Closed for Private Events:
Private Event - Museum Closed to the Public – Sat 17th November. Begins: 12:00 PM
Private Event - Museum Closed to the Public – Sat 24th November. Begins: 12:00 AM

Google Reviews

Liam Murphy20 October 2018
Brendan Mccormack6 October 2018
Great museum on a wonderful old mariners church. Well worth a visit especially for the exhibition on the sinking of the RMS Leinster.Liam Roche6 October 2018
Daniela Marcato5 October 2018
Très intéressant. Je recommande cet endroit.mathilde hervé3 October 2018
Brian Cummins2 October 2018
Richard Forde1 October 2018
Damali James24 September 2018
trantza taj15 September 2018
14 September 2018

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