National Maritime Museum of Ireland

National Maritime Museum

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.


Welcome To National Maritime Museum of Ireland


Only a five minute walk from the Dun Laoghaire Dart Station


Get the DART to Dun Laoghaire, they run every 15 minutes peak


Dun Laoghaire is serviced bu a variety of bus routes


Current Exhibitions

The Prisoners’ Dock

It will give you a first-hand impression of the Museum as it used to be, a church of worship, a Mariners Church

The Baily Optic

Come and view the actual optic as depicted by James Joyce in ‘Ulysses’ (and weighing in at almost 10 tonnes!)

The Titanic Artefact

A great story of how we have (seemingly) an artefact from the RMS Titanic. Plenty of twists and turns.

Radio Room

We have created a radio room complete with vintage Marconi radio stations. Come in and send a message in Morse Code

Captain Robert Halpin

The Halpin exhibition has three strands, the man himself and his uniform, the ship he commanded, the Great Eastern

RSM Leinster

In memory of those who lost their lives in Irelands greatest maritime disaster

Captain Hat

Book Ticket

Online Booking - Entrance

You can buy your entrance tickets here and they will be emailed to you. Tickets will be delivered as email and a PDF. It’s important that you keep these.

When you receive the email, please either print out your ticket and make sure you bring it with you or you can keep the PDF on your phone so that we can scan the QR Code on the ticket when you arrive.

Important: While the ticketing system requires you to choose a specific date, your ticket will be valid for seven days days after that date for one visit.


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