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Holyhead Maritime Museum

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Newry Beach, Traeth, Holyhead, LL65 1YD
http://www.holyheadmaritimemuseum.co.uk/ Visit Site
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Holyhead Maritime Museum

Situated in the oldest lifeboat station in Wales, Holyhead Maritime Museum features collections that explore shipwrecks and pirates, rescues and how it was to sail the Irish Sea more than a century ago. The museum also has a World War II air raid shelter and and a fantastic collection of World War I and World War II memorabilia. The seas around Anglesey have long been recognised as among the most hazardous in the UK – exemplified by the many wrecks which divers flock to the island to explore – and the Holyhead Lifeboat Station that houses the museum has been there to aid seafarers wince 1858, during which time crew members have earned 49 medals for gallantry and have experienced some vital moments in history.

From an exhibit detailing the life of Captain John Macgregor Skinner (1761 – 1832) to the popular Holyhead at War exhibit, the museum is full to the brim with exciting and interesting historical artefacts and stories. Definitely one to catch if you’re in the Holyhead area during its open periods.

Evening light at Benllech Beach, Anglesey, Wales, UK

Where is it?

A former lifeboat station, Holyhead Maritime Museum is located on Newry Beach in Holyhead and can be reached by following the North Wales Expressway all the way to the end, then taking the A5154 until it becomes the Prince of Wales Road, then taking a right before it becomes Beach Road. There is on-site parking and you can find some excellent food and drink at The Harbourfront Bistro located next to the museum.

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday and on Bank Holidays between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm

Closed until Spring 2023
The museum is currently closed for the winter, but will reopen in the Spring of 2023.

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