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

Very interesting .Geraldine Brady18 February 2019
Was here on a visit with the Strand bar Saturday outing where we visit every few months to historical places, fantastic place to visit where it tell you of all Maritime events in Ireland, well worth a visit.Sean Francis Byrne17 February 2019
Martin Schultz16 February 2019
Kenny law15 February 2019
Staff are very friendly, helpful and kind.Daniel Munro15 February 2019
ROBIN THOMAS13 February 2019
Excellent small museum, well worth a visit if you are in Dun LaoghaireBrian Costello31 January 2019
arun vm29 January 2019
Fantastic historic museum.Tony Breathnach, EI5EM25 January 2019
Con Mc21 January 2019

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