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National Maritime Museum of Ireland

Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 214 3964
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Amazing little place

This is in an old church and is such a treasure trove of information. The guides were excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shyamis
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Kovilpatti, India
Fantastic experience

One of Ireland's most underrated venues. If you want to learn about Ireland's ( Dublin's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
103britap
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County Dublin, Ireland
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The museum is open everyday from 11am to 5pm. Admission €5, Family €12, unwaged €3. It is the primary collection of materials relating to Ireland's colourful maritime heritage, from ancient times through the golden ages of sail and steam, right up to the present day. The museum welcomes visitors, tours and groups from home and abroad. It is wheelchair accessible. Visit and experience exciting stories of seafarers from all around the world who navigated the waters surrounding our island nation.
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“old church” (13 reviews)
“hidden gem” (8 reviews)
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Old Mariners' Church, Haigh Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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"old church"
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"hidden gem"
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"beautiful church"
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"dun laoghaire"
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"closed for renovations"
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"stained glass windows"
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"very helpful staff"
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"just the right amount"
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"enjoyable experience"
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"interesting items"
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"historical information"
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"informative tour"
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"souvenir shop"
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"converted church"
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"on display"
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"the royal marine hotel"
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"free tour"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is in an old church and is such a treasure trove of information. The guides were excellent. There was a quiz sheet the kids could do. The one hour was not enough for us. We could have taken more time to go around and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of Ireland's most underrated venues. If you want to learn about Ireland's ( Dublin's historical background to travel between the first and " second" cities of the Empire) you HAVE to come here and hear about The sinking of The Leinster And Captain Halpin....More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Not the biggest museum, but well laid out and some nice exhibits in a lovely church location. The rotating light from a lighthouse in the front is dramatic, and there are nice models and just the right amount of information on boards.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Very cool, interactive museum, which used to be an old church. Unfortunately the upstairs was closed, but I intent to visit this museum again with friends. The volunteer ‘guide’ in the museum was very nice, he chatted with everyone.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Very interesting, and informative Tour guides were brilliant. A lot of information on Dublin bay and Dun Laoire harbour.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

If you have any interest in the sea and matters of a maritime nature - this is a place to visit. A stunning setting - very fit as it is the Old Mariners' Church, it is full of maritime history. I thought I knew some...More

1  Thank roaming13
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the hour or so I spent in tge museum. Lots of interesting artefacts and exhibits. Some of the stories relating to the Dublin Bay area are remarkable and the area has seen more than its fair share of tragedy. But I guess there's...More

1  Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Visited late last year but forgot to put a review here. It was a real joy to just relax and enjoy the beauty of the building while we took our time checking out the various exhibits and stories. There are guides on hand to provide...More

1  Thank michaelhalpinhalpin
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

I like ships, and other nautical items. I've been to several maritime museums in the US, but this one is probably the best one I have visited. Unfortunately the upstairs exhibition area was closed for renovations. That was alright because there was still plenty to...More

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TracyJaneMerry, Guest Relations Manager at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Delighted that you enjoyed your visit, apologies that the gallery is currently undergoing renovations it will reopen in the Spring with some new exhibits enjoy the rest of your trip in Ireland.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I love all things nautical, and this museum was no stranger to that. When my family and I visited, they had the second floor closed for renovations so they gave us a discount on our admission. This little museum is full of great information about...More

1  Thank Tara P
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