Holyhead Maritime Museum sits above Newry beach with views across the Marina and breakwater. Moreover there is ample free parking on the main road and near by carparks.
A look back in time at Holyhead and the surrounding areas maritime history. Ship wrecks, tales of adventure and daring rescues. There is much to see and learn on the site even though its not the biggest of places, there is a WW2 air raid shelter outside too. Inside the main building it is full of models and information boards, see what Holyhead was like over 100 years ago. There is an imense history in the area, from Holyhead being a Dutch Naval Base to Woolly mammoths!
Further more the Museum building itself dates back to 1858, it is the oldest lifeboat station in Wales. Inside the air raid shelter is an exhibition giving the details of Holyheads involvement in both World War 1 and 2.
There are plenty of others attractions near by to keep you busy for the day, whilst at the Museum check out the Harbourfront Bistro for great food and views. You can laze away the day as the ferry’s come and go.
The Museum is open from Easter 10am – 4pm, Tueday to Sunday including bank holidays.
You can find Holyhead Maritime Museum at The Old Lifeboat Station, Newry Beach, Holyhead, LL65 1YD
For more information on this fantastic museum please visit http://www.holyheadmaritimemuseum.co.uk/