As the country will return to Level 5 restrictions on December 24th, the Museum will be closed from that date. Level 5 restrictions will remain in place until midnight on 31 January 2021
Dr Michael Kennedy will give a fascinating talk online on the soldiers who kept watch on the conflict around them during world war two, logging and reporting a world at war at sea and in the air from their Look Out Post in nearby Sorrento Park in Dalkey. This is a free lecture so book soon
Face coverings are currently mandatory in Museums and some other public spaces. Please ensure you have a face mask before entering the Museum to be compliant.
Our Library is currently closed and because of this, we are currently unable to accept book donations. We hope to resume this facility as soon as possible.
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.
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.
Following further Government guidelines announced 27th November, the Museum is now open again
‘What’s in a Name?’ is a new publication celebrating the centenary of the name change from Kingstown to Dún Laoghaire. Take a visual trip through the past one hundred years and enjoy Dún Laoghaire’s finest views in print.
Drop in to the Museum Shop (Open 11:00pm to 5:00pm) where you can pick up a copy @€10
It has been brought to our attention that some purchases made on a Revolut card in retail outlets near the museum are appearing on customers statements as purchases made in the Museum!
We can assure you that your funds are with the retailer you intended and not with us. The fact we appear on the statement is an administrative error on behalf of Revolut. We have informed Revolut of this issue.