Captain Halpin Exhibition

Visit the refurbished uniform with a revamped exhibition on the life and career of Captain Halpin

The Halpin exhibition has three strands, the man himself and his uniform, the ship he commanded, the Great Eastern, and the achievement in laying the first successful trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. Most of the artefacts in the display are part of “The Halpin Collection”, donated to the Museum by the Halpin family.

Captain Robert Halpin

Learn about the life and times of Captain Robert Halpin 

The Great Eastern

Launched in 1858 it was the largest ship in the world

The Uniform

See his refurbished Reserve Officers Dress Uniform.