Inishowen Maritime Museum
Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium is located at the Old Coast Guard station over looking Greencastle Harbour on the banks of the beautiful Lough Foyle. It is situated beside the Lough Foyle ferry entrance; this passenger/car ferry service runs between Greencastle and Magilligan, Co. Derry
If you wish to contact us or have any queries on our new full-dome digital theater please do not hesitate to call the museum on (00353) 074 9381363.
Note: During winter hours, planetarium shows are not presented at pre-set times. As long as a staff member is present to run the shows, they are available anytime on a walk-in basis. (min 6 persons for unscheduled shows during winter opening hours)
For information or bookings, call 074 938 1363.
From N.I. & U.K.: 00 353 74 938 1363
Family and group rates available. School groups especially welcome!
Monday- Saturday-9.30am to 5.30pm (inc. Bank Holidays)
Sundays- 12.00pm to 5.30pm
Last Planetarium Show- 4 pm
Last Admission- 5 pm
Cafe Open Daily from 10.oo am to 5.00 pm
As part of your visit to the Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium, students will be given a guided tour of our Maritime Museum; each student will be given a quiz sheet to complete as they are shown and informed about various maritime heritage themes, from the traditions of our fishing communities to how we were part of WWI & WWII.
After their tour, students will take a comfortable seat in our new planetarium, where they will see a presentation chosen by their teacher, based on the topic they would like to explore further.
Our new full dome theatre gives students an opportunity to view and learn from a variety of shows, all of which are projected onto a 360º dome, providing a feeling of full sensory immersion unlike any standard classic planetarium or cinema. Teachers/classes do not even have to be interested in astronomy to learn and enjoy the
experience; whether it’s deep sea or deep space, we have a choice of presentations for all ages and interests.
General booking information/ facilities available *weather permitting
-Booking is essential. Minimum group size is 10 persons –
-ONLY €5.00 per student. (stg. rate on request)-
- Guided tour with written quiz in our museum
- Choice of six shows suitable for students— from Infant Class up.
- Pre show astronomy quiz – interactive / digital presentation
- *View the Sun with our solar telescope and Q&A
- Teachers’ information pack available for each show/topic (available pre-visit on
request, provided by email)
¨ Coach parking / toilets / gift shop
¨ Complementary refreshments for teachers / assistants
¨ Students are welcome to have their lunch inside the museum or on the *front lawn
¨ Packed lunches can be provide on request at an additional cost
Further Information or to Book Call: 074 9381363 NI: 0035374 9381363