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Inishowen Maritime Museum & New Full Dome Planetarium

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Old Coastguard Station, Greencastle, Inishowen, Donegal,
T: +353(0)749381363
E: greencastlemaritime@outlook.com

Inishowen Maritime Museum & New Planetarium is conveniently located in the old coastguard station, only 100 yards from the Lough Foyle ferry landing at Greencastle.

Inishowen Maritime Museum & New Planetarium is conveniently located in the old coastguard station, only 100 yards from the Lough Foyle ferry landing at Greencastle.

The museum has an extensive collection of artefacts, exhibitions and memorabilia of all things maritime and included in the themes are shipwrecks, traditional boat building, fishing, emigration, WWI/WII Battle of the Atlantic, coastguards, master mariners to basking sharks and more.

Their planetarium projection system gives audiences of all ages an opportunity to view various shows that provide a feeling of full sensory immersion unlike any standard classic planetarium or cinema. Inishowen Maritime Museum new full dome theatre runs four shows each day and you do not have to be interested in just astronomy and science to enjoy the experience, and they also offer shows on prehistoric sea monsters, global climate and kids favourite the 'Enchanted Reef'. Other amenities include nautical gifts and a fishing tackle shop, museum tea room and car and coach parking.