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Holyhead Maritime Museum

Newry Beach | Beach Road, Holyhead LL65 1YD, Wales
+44 1407 769745
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Wonderful Staff!

There is little to do in Holyhead, and we were directed to this charming museum. The staff is very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
steff36
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Full of fascinating artefacts

My husband and son spent a good hour and a half in here appreciating all the finds . They both... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dottyds3
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The museum is a fascinating experience for the whole family. Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales (circa. 1858), Which houses a wonderful collection of exhibits telling the enthralling maritime history of Holyhead. Situated alongside the Maritime Museum, in a Second World War Air Raid Shelter, is the very informative permanent exhibition "Holyhead at War".
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Newry Beach | Beach Road, Holyhead LL65 1YD, Wales
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"air raid shelter"
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"lifeboat station"
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"world war"
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"run by volunteers"
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"guided tour"
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"well worth a visit"
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"bistro attached"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"absolutely everything"
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"volunteer guides"
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"treasure trove"
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"personal guide"
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"fascinating visit"
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"ship models"
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"lifeboat house"
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"sewing machine"
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"wonderful guide"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is little to do in Holyhead, and we were directed to this charming museum. The staff is very knowledgable and gave us a guided tour of the museum for only 5 euro. There are two parts to the museum, as there is an add-on...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for adding your review. We are pleased that you found your way to our museum and also for your kind remarks about the efforts of our volunteers.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and son spent a good hour and a half in here appreciating all the finds . They both found it really inter sting and only £5 each to get in .

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to add your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and also for the comment regarding the entrance charge. We try our best to provide a value for money experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this fantastic maritime museum in the recent past as I have a deep love of all things related to the sea. Housed in what is believed to be the oldest lifeboat house in the world, it tells the story of Anglesea's maritime history...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your extensive review and your kind words about our museum. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and especially that appreciated the efforts of our volunteer guide. We would be pleased to welcome you again should you decide to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum in June and were greeted by lovely staff and guides. We wandered around at our leisure and the guides interacted with at various time throughout. I have to say they were very informative and pleasant. It’s not the biggest museum you’ll...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and your appreciation of the efforts of our volunteer staff. Thank you also for your recommendation for others to visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting place particularly if you have an interest in lifeboats and marine model making. We always thought that the lifeboat service was born in the Farne Islands but no - it really got going in Holyhead and I was intrigued that a lifeboat...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very supportive and appreciative review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and had some fun testing out our air-raid siren!

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We visited both the Maritime Museum and World War 2 bunker. Although they are both small they are both full of interesting memorabilia. We didn't have a guide but the people in front of us did and the volunteer was obviously very well informed and...More

Thank Janet H
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to add your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and took time to fully explore our exhibits and displays. Yes, we are rather small but hopefully we do manage to provide much to interest our visitors.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We were booked on the rib ride at 2pm and had an hour to spare so thought we would wander over from the Marina to the Museum. The building is the oldest Lifeboat station in Wales. The staff were very friendly and it cost £5...More

Thank John S
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We very much appreciate your review of our museum. Yes, it is a small museum, being curtailed by the physical size of the buildings, but we hope that we provide much to interest visitors, as you seem to have found. Thanks again and do come...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Such a shame dogs are not allowed. I dont normally mind but I always ask WHY dogs arent allowed. The person there didnt know why dogs were banned. There seemed no valid reason as to why dogs are not welcome. It was off season, cold,...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

We are sorry that you had cause to complain about the rule we have at the museum regarding dog access. It is a requirement that has been in place for many years and is one that the Trustees considered important for the safety of visitors...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

We visited the Maritime Museum and then found out there was also a WW11 bunker across the road with lots of memorabilia as well.... The volunteers at the Maritime Museum were very helpful and suggested we take a look at the bunker as well. Worth...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

We are very pleased to have received your review and happy to see that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Amazing History of Holyheads fascinating maritime past and restaurant was top notch. Obviously run on a shoe string and need some more tour guides etc.

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to add your review. As an independent museum, entirely run by volunteers, we do try to operate the museum at an economical level to ensure that the admission price remains attractive enough for visitors. More volunteers are always welcome.

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Kimberly H
4 June 2018|
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Yes, for single buggy type prams. Double or 'twin' prams would be more difficult.
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£5 for adults, £4 for concessions and all children 16 and under are FREE! Look forward to welcoming you.
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Poppy L
28 June 2017|
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Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, with the exception of Assistance/Guide Dogs, we are unable to allow access for dogs inside the Museum. This is also the case for inside the attached Bistro. However, dogs are... More
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