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.

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.

Jul
29
Mon
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 29 @ 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
31
Wed
Summer of Heritage 2019
Jul 31 @ 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

Laurentiu Enulescu23 June 2019
Beautiful sceneryEmma McInerney23 June 2019
I don't usually like museums, but this place has gorgeous artefacts and exhibits. Great for weddings too (that's why we were there).Ian Cotter-Llewellyn22 June 2019
Fascinating. Who knew the reason few women in the past survived when their ships sank was because of their clothes. They were weighed down by their heavy water sodden skirts and petticoat!Francesca Curran21 June 2019
E Thomas18 June 2019
Love the lightSamira R Lawless15 June 2019
Very informative.Rajesh Ramesh Babu15 June 2019
Beautiful venue for the wedding I attended recently very helpful and friendly staffJo-Anne Downes12 June 2019
Violeta Novella Dalmau10 June 2019
Lovely Building in a lovely settingEamon O'Sullivan7 June 2019

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