Arklow Maritime Museum

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Bridgewater Shopping Centre, North Quay, Arklow, Wicklow,
Mr Kevin Hennessy

The Arklow Maritime Museum deals extensively with the maritime history of Arklow in County Wicklow, particularly its boat building, life boat and fishing traditions.

The Arklow Maritime Museum, in the town of Arklow in County Wicklow, displays information on the maritime history of Arklow. focusing in particular on its boat building, life boat and fishing traditions.

On display are some interesting photographs of the port, dating back to the mid 19th century as well as models of vessels built in Arklow. These include Sir Francis Chichester's Gypsy Moth III. Of particular interest to children is an operational model of the wheelhouse controls of a trawler.

Open all year around (excluding Christmas and New Year’s Holidays) Parties are welcome and visits can be arranged outside normal working hours. School visits can be organised to suit the needs of different age groups. Special discount prices are available for group bookings.