National Maritime Museum

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National Maritime Museum

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National Maritime Museum


00 353 (1) 2800969


5 July - 25 August Monday and Wednesday


11AM, 11.30AM, 12PM


Dun Laoghaire


Free self guided tour

Event Description


Free Self Guided Tour 5 July - 25 August Monday & Wednesday 11am, 11.30am, 12pm 3 tours per day / 6 tours per week Tour Duration: 60 minutes Wheelchair accessible, downstairs only Max Capacity: 6 people per tour.  

The Museum is housed in Dún Laoghaire’s 180-yearold Mariners’ Church, opposite the dlr LexIcon. Our self guiding tour will bring you around the museum where you will come across story boards about discovery, heroism, war and disasters at sea. You will learn about maritime history, exploration, navigation, radio, deep-sea cable technology, nature and art inspired by the sea and relevant to the school syllabus.

See the revolving Bailey Optic, try the electrified steam engine and pause to reflect at the Titanic exhibit, the Royal Navy prisoner’s docks and the war memorial. Try sailor’s knots, learn how they lift heavy weights, be photographed with the pirate and much more.

 Must be pre-booked via the following link: summer-of-heritage/ T: 01 214 3964 W:

Due to COVID-19 tour numbers have been reduced.

Early booking is advisable. THANK YOU

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