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:


 
 
Summer of Heritage 2019

Free one hour tours @11:00am Monday and Wednesday from June 24th to August 28th. Booking essential, limited places.

Jun
24
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am

The Summer of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 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 Summer 2019.

Jun
26
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am

The Summer of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 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 Summer 2019.

Jul
1
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am

The Summer of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 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 Summer 2019.

Jul
3
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am

The Summer of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 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 Summer 2019.

Jul
8
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am

The Summer of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 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 Summer 2019.

Jul
10
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am

The Summer of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 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 Summer 2019.

Jul
15
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am

The Summer of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 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 Summer 2019.

Jul
17
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am

The Summer of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 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 Summer 2019.

Jul
22
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am

The Summer of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 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 Summer 2019.

Jul
24
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am

The Summer of Heritage programme of events are a series of Free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. 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 Summer 2019.


 
 
Google Reviews

Violeta Novella Dalmau10 June 2019
Lovely Building in a lovely settingEamon O'Sullivan7 June 2019
shayne fogarty6 June 2019
C. Wallace DeWitt5 June 2019
John Hagin Meade4 June 2019
anonyme pour3 June 2019
Janice Huet2 June 2019
Amazing museum and great setting. Reasonable price too. Definitely worth getting out of the city centre to visit.Jack Martineau27 May 2019
Excellent museum, a lot of interesting exhibits beautifully presented. I spent an enjoyable 2 and a half hours. I would have no hesitation in recommending this museum.Francis Mc Namee26 May 2019
Andrei Yuzhakov25 May 2019

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