Visitor Info

National Maritime Museum


You can access the museum either off Georges Street Upper (People’s Park end) or if you are on the sea front you can now access the Museum from the pier side via the steps at the side of the new municipal library (East Pier Side). For the tech savvy, our GPS location is 53.2928639,-6.1315167.

Public Transport:

The museum can be easily accessed by public transport. It is less than 5 minutes’ walk from Dun Laoghaire DART station or any of the buses serving Dun Laoghaire (7, 7a, 8, 45a, 46a, 59, 75, and 111). You can use an online travel planner to find the best route for you.


Our museum shop carries a nice selection of maritime related gifts, postcards and much more. We have wheelchair access (except for the gallery)


The museum does not have its own parking; however there are a number of car parks nearby (e.g. DLR Lexicon, Pavilion Theatre & Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The tower of the museum (beside the Royal Marine Hotel) is clearly visible from most places in Dun Laoghaire.





2 Adults, 2 Children






Third Level



Under 12



Age 13 - 17

3D Tour

See Inside

You'll explore are ship models, instruments, engines and all the paraphernalia necessary to cross the seas. See the 10-tonne revolving Baily Lighthouse Optic (mentioned by James Joyce).
How did they put the ships into all the bottles? View the Titanic exhibit, the re-created Radio Room, the Royal Navy Prisoners' Docks and the War Memorial. Come try out the electrified steam engine, learn how to lift heavy weights, tie sailors' knots & even take a selfie with a Pirate! The heroes and villains at sea all have a place in the gallery.

You can interact with the 3D tour using your mouse or swiping your finger (on touch devices).