Norwegian visits to Inishowen.

Kjell Magnus Økland will be organising visits by Norwegian traditional boat builders and maritime heritage enthusiasts to Ireland over the coming season.
Kjell is a journalist, photographer, film maker & webmaster and has been an organizer and promoter of cultural and maritime events for more than 25 years. He sails both traditional and modern boats.
Kjell, and his family, will be visiting Inishowen on 25, 26 & 27th February for a preliminary tour of maritime culture and heritage promoters in Donegal and will be based at the Inishowen Maritime Museum, Greencastle.
Kjell is the managing director of the Coastal Heritage Weeks Foundation.

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“Cold Recall” – Roald Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole.

In November 1912, Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian polar explorer, delivered a lecture to the Royal Geographic Society, London, describing his expedition to the South Pole.
The lecture was accompanied by slide photographs taken on the expedition. The quality and clarity of the photography is amazing.
The Fram Museum, Bygdøy, Oslo, is dedicated to telling the story of Norwegian polar exploration.
In 2006, the negatives of Amundsen’s polar collections were donated to a public / private partnership in Norway and are archived in the Norwegian National Library.
The Fram Museum used this access to create exhibitions, and accompanying book, about Amundsen’s polar expeditions. Using the original photographs and notes and reports of the expeditions, the museum has created an entertaining and informative display.

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Winter Opening

The Museum will be on Winter opening hours until Easter 2019.

Museum & Planetarium

Monday- Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm

Last Admission is 4.30pm

Other times by appointment.

Please note: The museum will be undertaking maintenance work during October-November 2018.

New book published by Inishowen Maritime

The book by Guy Warner covers WW1 naval aviation in Inishowen. Its main emphasis is on the United States Naval Air Station “Lough Foyle” at Ture, with pictures and stories of seaplanes, base and personnel and descriptions of the interaction between base personnel and the local community.
It also covers the Royal Navy kite balloon service in Lough Swilly, the USNAS meteorological station at Malin Head and the testing out of Ballylifen as a mooring out station for Royal Naval Air Service dirigible balloons.

Cost- €12.00

P&P – Ireland €2.50 Europe- €3.70 Other- €4.80

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 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.

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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