• Inishowen Maritime

    Museum & Planetarium

    Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium is located at the Old Coast Guard station over looking Greencastle Harbour on the banks of the beautiful Lough Foyle.

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  • Museum Cafe

    Open daily!

    We serve fresh homemade soup, scones, sandwiches/wraps, salads, traybakes, cakes, coffees / teas, milkshakes and more.

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  • Browse our Gift Shop

    Museum Shop

    The museum features a well-stocked gift shop where you can browse items ranging from nautical toys through exquisite model ships to reproductions of antique brass compasses and other navigator’s tools.

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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!

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Summer Opening!

OPEN DAILY

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

 

School Bookings

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.

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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 360Âş 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.

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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)-

Admission includes:

  • 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