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.

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

Museum Events:
An evening in the Presence of 2 Welsh Choirs in Memory of the RMS Leinster – Mon 8th October. Begins: 8:00 PM

Summer of Heritage Tours (first 10)
No Events
RMS Leinster Centenary
Children's Art Competition 2018 - Closing Applications 29th Sep – Sat 29th September. Begins: 11:00 AM
Philip Murphy’s RMS Leinster sculptures – Thu 4th October. Begins: 11:00 AM
Art Exhibition – Fri 5th October. Begins: 9:00 AM
Children’s Art Competition Prize Giving – Sat 6th October. Begins: 11:00 AM
Private Event - Museum Closed to the Public – Sat 6th October. Begins: 12:00 PM
History Ireland Hedge School. – Sun 7th October. Begins: 7:30 PM
RMS Leinster Open Day – Mon 8th October. Begins: 11:00 AM
An evening in the Presence of 2 Welsh Choirs in Memory of the RMS Leinster – Mon 8th October. Begins: 8:00 PM
RMS Leinster Seminar – Tue 9th October. Begins: 10:30 AM
RMS Leinster Open Day – Tue 9th October. Begins: 11:00 AM

Google Reviews

trantza taj15 September 2018
14 September 2018
Really enjoyable place. Friendly staff very helpful and knowledge sa well well worth a visit I enjoyed it immensely.Gary Kearney10 September 2018
Great fun very informative.Andrew Dudley10 September 2018
Ioan Birzoi6 September 2018
Adam Magdziarz1 September 2018
Jon McB29 August 2018
Very interesting exhibition with a lots of new things to learn. And a friendly crew as wellTamas Wallner21 August 2018
Fantastic place and staff are full of information and knowledgebelters mcgee19 August 2018
My brother had his wedding here... Amazing building! Essentially an old pirate church, well that's what I'm calling it anyway. Definitely worth nipping in for a look anyway wouldn't take longJason Teji17 August 2018

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