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:

Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm National Maritime Museum
Ireland Unlimited are guests of Ardú alongside ROE, Ardú A Cappella Chorus and St Vincents University Hospital Choir for a festive evening of harmony and some festive cheer:)

Google Reviews

Barry Masterson11 December 2018
متحف البحريه الايرلندية والامريكيه القديمه والحديثه واجزاء من المراكب القديمه ومجسمات للسفن الاثريه الايرلنديةhesham alnajjar7 December 2018
Lots of interesting displays regarding maritime historyRichard Quigley30 November 2018
Nice heritage locationGerard Corcoran30 November 2018
Muy interesante de visitarJavier Soler29 October 2018
Une visite des plus intéressante, le guide était ravi de me faire une visite en françaisLouis-Pierre Chevalier26 October 2018
Lorraine Fitzsimons25 October 2018
Liam Murphy20 October 2018
Brendan Mccormack6 October 2018
Great museum on a wonderful old mariners church. Well worth a visit especially for the exhibition on the sinking of the RMS Leinster.Liam Roche6 October 2018

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