National Maritime Museum of Ireland

National Maritime Museum

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 today.

Introduction

Welcome To National Maritime Museum of Ireland

Walking

Only a five minute walk from the Dun Laoghaire Dart Station

Dart

Get the DART to Dun Laoghaire, they run every 15 minutes peak

Bus

Dun Laoghaire is serviced by a variety of bus routes

Book Ticket

Online Booking - Entrance
Tickets

You can buy your entrance tickets here and they will be emailed to you. Tickets will be delivered as email and a PDF. It’s important that you keep these.

When you receive the email, please either print out your ticket and make sure you bring it with you or you can keep the PDF on your phone so that we can scan the QR Code on the ticket when you arrive.

Important: While the ticketing system requires you to choose a specific date, your ticket will be valid for seven days days after that date for one visit.

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Book Ticket

Online Booking - Entrance
Tickets

You can buy your entrance tickets here and they will be emailed to you. Tickets will be delivered as email and a PDF. It’s important that you keep these.

When you receive the email, please either print out your ticket and make sure you bring it with you or you can keep the PDF on your phone so that we can scan the QR Code on the ticket when you arrive.

Important: While the ticketing system requires you to choose a specific date, your ticket will be valid for seven days days after that date for one visit.

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National Maritime Museum of Ireland

Plan Your Visit

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The museum can be easily accessed by public transport. It is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Dun Laoghaire DART station or any of the buses serving Dun Laoghaire (7, 7a, 8, 45a, 46a, 59, 75, and 111). You can use an online travel planner to find the best route for you.

Walking: You can access the museum either off Georges Street Upper (People’s Park end) or if you are on the sea front you can now access the Museum from the pier side via the steps at the side of the new municipal library (East Pier Side). For the tech savvy, our GPS location is 53.2928639,-6.1315167.

Facilities: Our museum shop carries a nice selection of maritime related gifts, postcards and much more. We have wheelchair access (except for the gallery)

Exhibits

Exhibitis

School Tours

Workshops and
hands-on activities

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Our educational mission is to use the evidence from Ireland’s maritime heritage to excite the imagination and encourage appreciation, understanding and enjoyment by people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Some of the many areas covered by our exhibits and focussed on during guided tours are:

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Tour the Museum

You'll explore are ship models, instruments, engines and all the paraphernalia necessary to cross the seas. See the 10-tonne revolving Baily Lighthouse Optic (mentioned by James Joyce). How did they put the ships into all the bottles? View the Titanic exhibit, the re-created Radio Room, the Royal Navy Prisoners' Docks and the War Memorial. Come try out the electrified steam engine, learn how to lift heavy weights, tie sailors' knots & even take a selfie with a Pirate! The heroes and villains at sea all have a place in the gallery.

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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 today.

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Dublin Port Company
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