The National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire
The National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire

The National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire

Calling all Maritime History lovers! Are you looking for something educational, yet interesting on your next day off? If so, look no further than the National Maritime Museum in Dublin! This museum houses Ireland’s national collection of Maritime artefacts, showcasing the rich history that this island nation has with its surrounding seas. Visitors can explore the history of these artefacts, from steamships to prehistoric ways of fishing.

How do I get to the National Maritime Museum from Dublin City Centre?

The museum is located in the Dun Laoghaire area, which can be accessed via DART, the station is 5 minutes walk from the museum.

The museum itself is steeped in history, besides its fantastic selection of artefacts, it is also located within The Mariners Church, which is over 180 years old. What is interesting about this building is, it is a very rare example of a custom-built place of worship for those who worked on the sea. Visitors can avail of the guided tours which the facility offer, the educated guides will bring you on a voyage of discovery, learning all about Ireland and its people’s relationship with the seas. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your day off at The National Maritime Museum in Dublin!

  • Adult admission is €6,
  • Senior admission is €5.
  • Open every day from 11am to 5pm.

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