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 in the Museum: – a full list of events can be found here

Museum Events:

Summer of Heritage 2019

Free one hour tours @11:00am Monday and Wednesday from June 24th to August 28th. Booking essential, limited places.

Jul
24
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am

The 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 Summer 2019.

Jul
29
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am

The 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 Summer 2019.

Jul
31
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am

The 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 Summer 2019.

Aug
5
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am

The 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 Summer 2019.

Aug
7
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am

The 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 Summer 2019.

Aug
12
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am

The 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 Summer 2019.

Aug
14
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am

The 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 Summer 2019.

Aug
19
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am

The 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 Summer 2019.

Aug
21
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am

The 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 Summer 2019.

Aug
26
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am

The 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 Summer 2019.

Google Reviews

Great place to visitbrian o'sullivan22 July 2019
Matt Callan21 July 2019
Unreal venue for a weddingRobert Treston21 July 2019
Liam McMunn20 July 2019
Philip Cahill20 July 2019
Gearoid Grauer18 July 2019
Nice museum with good collections. The personnel was very nice and helpful.Hristiya Mindova15 July 2019
Darrell Rivers14 July 2019
Wonderful museum. Never expected that our tour to the Museum will be so good. Thanks to Mr Frank for the tour to the Museum.Iffat Ara12 July 2019
A good place to go if you are interested the history of ships and Radiio communication and light houses.Mike V12 July 2019

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