The Museum will be closed in the morning of Saturday December 14th until 2:00pm as we are hosting a wedding



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.

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Google Reviews

lucia rodriguez8 December 2019
Alan Le Blanc5 December 2019
Oleg Aksyonenko4 December 2019
Kim McMahon2 December 2019
Markus Lahti1 December 2019
Camila Ribeiro Cazotto30 November 2019
Phil Lynch29 November 2019
Jim Langton21 November 2019
Amazing museum to visit. Very experienced guides with wonderful stories to tell. Don’t miss it. So much history to ponder.Miriam English21 November 2019
Gerry Geraghty20 November 2019
Awesome guided tour from veteran sailor Frank. Interesting facts presented with awesome personal stories of life in the merchant navy from a genuine and wonderful man! Decent presentation across two floors in a renovated church, with original stained glass windows.Matt Barber18 November 2019
Thank you Franck for this brilliant presentation of the museum. Really interesting.did you notice the Scottish flag is the letter M? Do you have a present map of the Irish sea territory? It would be interesting to see the difference with all the EU negociations… Thanks for your time. All Finnegan14 November 2019
Дениска Редиска6 November 2019
John Cardiff3 November 2019
Highly recommended museum that you can not allowed to miss if you are in Dún Laoghaire! Absolutely packed with great info of Irish maritime history. Many hands-on experience to try for all ages. Staff at reception and in exhibit area were great source of knowledge as well! Entry fee is really reasonable. Loads of RNLI related historical info as well.Karoly Torok2 November 2019
Eric Coffey31 October 2019
Really interesting location. Had seen a short article on tv about RMS Leinster and as I had leave car in for service decided to pay a visit and get more information. Very educational and also saw interesting article on the MV Kerlogue which a friend of family served on during WWII. Very I interesting ace, educational n lot of interactive items to keep kids interested. Good job n highly recommend a visit if yr interested in irish maritime history 👍Colm D19 October 2019
Mook9 October 2019
Giacomo Casale6 October 2019
Samy Ungur1 October 2019
Federico Maria Teotini29 September 2019
Mehrukh Masood29 September 2019
Denis Parker28 September 2019
Nils J.12 September 2019
Andrei Vatavu9 September 2019
(Translated by Google) Small interesting museum of Irish navy history. 45 minutes are recommended to visit it from 11am to 5pm every day. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent for both adults and children. Located a few meters from the seafront. Entrance fee. (Original) Piccolo interessante museo di storia di marineria irlandese. Sono consigliati 45minuti per visitarlo dalle 11 alle 17 tutti i giorni. Il personale molto gentile e disponibile. Ottimo sia per adulti che per bambini. Situato a pochi metri dal lungomare. Entrata a pagamento.Francesca Dendi8 September 2019
Rohith Ayyampully7 September 2019
Лилия Михерева30 August 2019
Alan McG24 August 2019
Teppei Iizawa18 August 2019