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:

Jan
23
Wed
Winter of Heritage 2019 – Free Guided Tours
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – Feb 27 @ 12:00 am
Winter of Heritage 2019 - Free Guided Tours @ National Maritime Museum

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – they take Monday and Wednesday from January 23rd to February 27th.
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 Winter 2019.

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Jan
28
Mon
Winter of Heritage 2019 – Free Guided Tours
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – Mar 4 @ 12:00 am
Winter of Heritage 2019 - Free Guided Tours @ National Maritime Museum

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – they take Monday and Wednesday from January 23rd to February 27th.
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 Winter 2019.

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Jan
30
Wed
Winter of Heritage 2019 – Free Guided Tours
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – Mar 6 @ 12:00 am
Winter of Heritage 2019 - Free Guided Tours @ National Maritime Museum

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – they take Monday and Wednesday from January 23rd to February 27th.
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 Winter 2019.

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Feb
4
Mon
Winter of Heritage 2019 – Free Guided Tours
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am – Mar 11 @ 12:00 am
Winter of Heritage 2019 - Free Guided Tours @ National Maritime Museum

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – they take Monday and Wednesday from January 23rd to February 27th.
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 Winter 2019.

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Feb
6
Wed
Winter of Heritage 2019 – Free Guided Tours
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – Mar 13 @ 12:00 am
Winter of Heritage 2019 - Free Guided Tours @ National Maritime Museum

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – they take Monday and Wednesday from January 23rd to February 27th.
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 Winter 2019.

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Feb
11
Mon
Winter of Heritage 2019 – Free Guided Tours
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – Mar 18 @ 12:00 am
Winter of Heritage 2019 - Free Guided Tours @ National Maritime Museum

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – they take Monday and Wednesday from January 23rd to February 27th.
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 Winter 2019.

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Feb
13
Wed
Winter of Heritage 2019 – Free Guided Tours
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – Mar 20 @ 12:00 am
Winter of Heritage 2019 - Free Guided Tours @ National Maritime Museum

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – they take Monday and Wednesday from January 23rd to February 27th.
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 Winter 2019.

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Feb
18
Mon
Winter of Heritage 2019 – Free Guided Tours
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – Mar 25 @ 12:00 am
Winter of Heritage 2019 - Free Guided Tours @ National Maritime Museum

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – they take Monday and Wednesday from January 23rd to February 27th.
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 Winter 2019.

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Feb
20
Wed
Winter of Heritage 2019 – Free Guided Tours
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – Mar 27 @ 12:00 am
Winter of Heritage 2019 - Free Guided Tours @ National Maritime Museum

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – they take Monday and Wednesday from January 23rd to February 27th.
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 Winter 2019.

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Feb
25
Mon
Winter of Heritage 2019 – Free Guided Tours
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – Apr 1 @ 1:00 am
Winter of Heritage 2019 - Free Guided Tours @ National Maritime Museum

The Winter of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council – they take Monday and Wednesday from January 23rd to February 27th.
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 Winter 2019.

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Google Reviews

Ein kleines, besonders liebevoll eingerichtetes Museum mit vielen, eindrucksvollen Exponaten. War ursprünglich eine Kirche, was dem Ganzen einen besonderen Touch gibt. Soll man gesehen haben 👍👌👏Georg Pummerer19 January 2019
Had a great experience here, brought my beautiful friend and neighbour Marjorie with me to see the exhibit of the Leinster. Marjorie is 80 and was treated like a queen for the time we were there, her Granddad was the only survivor from the postal service on the Leinster.Siobhan Linton10 January 2019
Well worth a visitGerard Mc garry6 January 2019
Karina Torcato31 December 2018
Mik Kamero31 December 2018
andrei calistru30 December 2018
A solid 30min of touring. A lot of interesting bits to see, a specially a light house light. Wasn't aware Ireland developed a submarine 😀 Cool stop if your in the area, and a great use for a church!Pedro Finqez29 December 2018
Very nice tiny museum, with surprisingly rich exibition. Lovely old fashioned interactive activities: knowledge quiz for older kids, several toys and colouring sheets for youngsters, few reddy bears hanging several machines you can send a morse code with and a Submarine Radio that has six stories to hear. Main feature is the big Frasner lense from the old lighthouse, really mesmerisingMonika W.29 December 2018
A L Mitchell23 December 2018
Very informative centre.Kevin Greene20 December 2018

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