Please note we will be operating summer hours from 1st May to 1st September 

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 – 1st September

Monday – Saturday

10.00am – 5:30pm

Sunday

12.00pm – 5pm

Last show 3.00pm

Last admission 4.30pm

Winter Opening

1st September – May

Monday – Friday

10.30am – 4.00pm

Last admission 3.30pm

Other times by appointment

 

Sponsors and Friends of Inishowen Maritime Museum

Inishowen Maritime Museum, located at the Old Coastguard Station in Greencastle, has been at the heart of the community, preserving and showcasing Inishowen’s rich maritime heritage for the past 30 years. The museum has achieved great success over the years and has held many exhibitions and events to promote the importance of the Inishowen sea faring community. The museum is continuing its progress by being part of the Museums Standards Programme of Ireland with the Heritage Council and with its close partnership with Failte Ireland.

Since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic the museum has received no operational support from the council or from any other government body. The prolonged periods of closure forced upon us by the pandemic and the rising energy costs due to the war in Ukraine have meant that we have had to make serious cutbacks in order to keep our doors open. To this end, we are hoping to establish Sponsors and Friends of the museum to help ensure our future.

We are asking that you would consider being a sponsor or friend of the museum on an annual basis. Being a sponsor or friend will entitle you to free access to the museum, museum run events and additional benefits listed below.

Sponsor – €500 Annual Fee Friend – €100 Annual Fee
Free access to the museum and

museum run events all year

Free access to the museum and

museum run events all year

Free entry for up to 10 guests per year Free entry for up to 5 guests per year
Listing as sponsor on website and at museum Listing as friend on website and at museum

 

Your support is vital for the future of the museum. We are now a registered charity so tax benefits may accrue to donors.

If you are happy become a sponsor or friend, we would be grateful for your contribution. The easiest way to make the payment is by setting up a standing order to be paid recurring on the 1st of May via online banking direct to our account stating your name as the reference:

ACC – Inishowen Maritime Heritage CLG

IBAN – IE09BOFI 904771 89425514

BIC – BOFIIE2DXXX

 

The payment can also be made by calling to the museum and paying by card or cash.

We look forward to having you on board!

Regards,

The Board and Staff

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