Free self-guided tours of the National Maritime Museum of Ireland (NMMI) in Dun Laoghaire form part of the annual ‘Summer of Heritage’ programme run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, writes Jehan Ashmore
The Maritime Museum located aptly near the coast in the former Mariners Church which itself is one of a few custom built places of worship for seafarers remaining intact in the world today. Opposite of the museum in stark architectural contrast is the dlr Lexicon, flagship library of the council and a landmark almost opposite of the the harbour’s East Pier on Dublin Bay.
Both venues are easily accesible from the nearby DART station and several bus services. There is also local car-parking at the Pavilion complex that neighbours the Lexicon.
Museum Tours of Maritime Heritage
This year’s tours of the NMMI will be somewhat different due to the health and welfare of visitors