The National Maritime Museum is based in Dun Laoghaire's 180 yr old Mariner's Church. This was custom built as a place of worship for seafarers, and is one of the few still intact Worldwide today. There are even former prisoner docks in the gallery where the prisoners were kept during services.
The Museum is full of interesting exhibits put together by volunteers, with most of them being interactive for children to play with, such as our knot station, bells to pull, engines to start and fog horns to wind up. Not to mention the morse code station, the pirate for photos