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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 theatre 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!

Open All Year Round

Summer Opening

May – August

Tuesday – Saturday

10.00am – 5pm

Sunday

12.00pm – 5pm

Last admission 4.00pm

Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)

Winter Opening

September – April

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10.30am – 4.00pm

Last admission 3.30pm

Other times by appointment

Screening of BBC Chronicle Documentary of ‘La Trinidad Valencera’ Dive Expedition

To celebrate National Heritage Week and Water Heritage Day 2022 the Inishowen Maritime Museum will be screening the BBC Chronicle Documentary of ‘La Trinidad Valencera’ Dive Expedition on the 21st of August at 3pm

La Trinidad Valencera, was the fourth largest ship in the Spanish Armada fleet, which set out to conquer England in 1588. However, having sprung a leak, the ship sought shelter in Kinnagoe Bay, off the coast of Inishowen, Co. Donegal, where it struck a hidden reef just 200 yards from shore and sunk. In the early 1970’s thirteen divers from the City of Derry Sub Aqua Club discovered the important wreck and were subsequently involved in its excavation.

Spaces limited. Please book via Eventbrite at the bottom of link provided https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/screening-of-bbc-chronicle-documentary-of-la-trinidad-valencera-dive-expedition

Great Success At The First Food Fair Held At Inishowen Maritime Museum

The food fair that was held at Inishowen Maritime Museum as part of Greencastle Regatta celebrations was a huge success. On Friday the 5th of August, hundreds of people descended onto the grounds of the museum to sample and buy the delicious food that was on offer from the invited food companies, which included BakeRona , Foyle Bia Mara, Malabar Kitchen, The Cocktail Co, small_but_mighty_fuel. The food, the people, the weather and the music which was provided by Ceolan School of Music made the day a great success and we here at the museum would like to thank everyone that helped make it happen and can’t wait for next years one.

Food Fair to be held at Inishowen Maritime Museum for Greencastle Regatta

As part of Greencastle Regatta and Festival celebrations, this Friday 5/8/2022 between the hours of 12pm and 4pm will see for the first time a food fair being held outside in the garden of Inishowen Maritime Museum. A number of local food companies will attend which include La Mi James St. Deli , BakeRona , Foyle Bia Mara, Malabar Kitchen, The Cocktail Co, small_but_mighty_fuel, and The Barkery.

*Please note, due to Road Closure our Customer Carpark will not be accessible during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please contact the museum for disabled parking enquiries.* Thank you

Donegal’s Virtual Reality Experiences – Saldanha & Armada

Not to be missed! Donegal’s New Virtual Reality Experiences – ‘The Storm, The Sea, The Saldahna’ & ‘Wrath of the Atlantic, Wrecks of the Armada’. Visit Fanad Lighthouse, Fort Dunree & Inishowen Maritime Museum & you & your family will see Donegal’s new Historic Martime VR experiences – just launched! #keepdiscoveringdonegal