National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire

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  • The church in which the museum is housed is beautiful. The exhibits and the stories surrounding them are fascinating. Great way to spend some time.  more »
  • Especially interesting when volunteer workers says. Some required solid because interest in the subject.
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  • Stayed at the Royal Marine hotel , about 100 meters from the Museum. So transport is not an issue!!. It in an old church. Which in itself is unusual? based on 2 floors and good disability access it is...  more »
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  • Didn't manage to go in but the shop had some quaint nautical items and from what I could see from the entrance it looks worth a visit. Well kept for a place apparently ran by volunteers.
  • Just loved my time here! So much to see and done with such caring. The vegan cafe was outstanding⭐️ in fact I ate more than I should have and will go again! My goodness the cakes...
  • Very nice little museum. Former church! Interesting and informative, well worth the visit.
  • Lots to learn about technology in maritime. For example, did you know that metal interference with compass was solved for ships only by Kelvin (Google "Kelvin balls")? Most objects have well written descriptions to them, with great Irish humor. Want to smuggle guns? Graphics shows how Irish did it several times in 1910s. make sure to learn how to rescue people in the sea without swimming in hi tech way before drones. Also, small cafe right inside was very helpful to take a break.
  • Very interesting stuff. The interactive exhibits need more TLC

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