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.
Forthcoming events in the Museum – a full list of events can be found here
The Bantry Long Boat – Wed 6th June. Begins: 7:30 PM
The Elva McGowan Ensemble – Thu 14th June. Begins: 7:30 PM
Spring into Heritage Tours (first 10)
RMS Leinster Centenary
RMS Leinster Open Day – Mon 8th October. Begins: 11:00 AM
Dublin Welsh Male Voice choir – Mon 8th October. Begins: 7:30 PM
RMS Leinster Open Day – Tue 9th October. Begins: 11:00 AM
RMS Leinster Seminar – Tue 9th October. Begins: 2:00 PM
RMS Leinster Talk – Tue 9th October. Begins: 7:30 PM
RMS Leinster Open Day – Wed 10th October. Begins: 11:00 AM
Ecumenical Service – Wed 10th October. Begins: 7:30 PM