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Holyhead Maritime Museum

Newry Beach | Beach Road, Holyhead LL65 1YD, Wales
+44 1407 769745
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Lovely experience

We visited the museum in June and were greeted by lovely staff and guides. We wandered around at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mark G
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Wirral, United Kingdom
Small but perfectly formed

A very interesting place particularly if you have an interest in lifeboats and marine model making... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Newry Beach | Beach Road, Holyhead LL65 1YD, Wales
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"interesting exhibits"
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"treasure trove"
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"personal guide"
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"fascinating visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank PeterandMichele
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Cdp1
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Mumrulz
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 6 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.

Thank detectivejoe2018
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 30 April 2018

For the first time I took my 3 grandsons - 9, 7, 4 and their parents. They loved searching for the cats and were very interested so many of the exhibits. They loved the World War air raid shelter and what I could tell them...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your positive and encouraging review. We are pleased that the whole family enjoyed their visit, especially the children who had fun following the quiz and finding the clues signposted by the picture of Nelson the Cat.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Popped here with the wife an kids on a rainy day, £10 admission was nothing for what you saw inside, Can't believe someone has given it a Poor Ranting. Good Little quiz for the Kids too do to keep them occupied an interested. Interesting stuff...More

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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for your very encouraging review. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit. All our volunteers enjoy meeting visitors and to tell the story of our maritime heritage. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice place with lovely souvenirs. Two pleasant and very helpful ladies working here were very friendly.

1  Thank seany444de
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HMMuseum, Trustee at Holyhead Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to add your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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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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RachelWirral
8 July 2017|
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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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