National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire

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  • August 16, 2017
    The building is beautiful, and the lens is gorgeous, but the rest is pretty homespun. Not what you'd expect of a national museum of any kind.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The National Maritime Museum is a fantastic place to bring a family to as they will absolutely love ringing the bell, the foghorn and getting photographed with the pirate, before venturing upstairs to...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Small but interesting; you must read the brochure and stories. It's in a beautiful church and that helps, plus there are some huge surprises there it's kinda cool.  more »
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  • June 5, 2017
    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.
  • March 19, 2017
    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...
  • March 1, 2017
    Very nice little museum. Former church! Interesting and informative, well worth the visit.
  • October 28, 2016
    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.
  • March 19, 2017
    Very interesting stuff. The interactive exhibits need more TLC

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