Arklow Maritime Museum & Heritage Research Centre, located on the North Quay, looks out over the Great Estuary of the River Avoca. As you embark on your voyage of discovery inside the museum, explore a treasure trove of maritime memorabilia - you will soon begin to understand the significance of the Sea to Arklow’s heritage.
Arklow's extraordinary maritime heritage is reflected in a unique and significant collection which extends to international waters. Treasures of the boat building, lifeboat, and fishing traditions of Arklow have been collected, preserved and are now on display, and are further brought to life by the wonderful museum staff who have many tales to tell!
Explore models of vessels built in Arklow, tools, navigational equipment, paintings, and artefacts. These include Sir Francis Chichester's Gypsy Moth III. Children will love the operational model of the wheelhouse controls of a trawler. View the Arklow Geansaí – older than the Aran version, and unique and intricate jumper knitted without a seem, on a single needle.
Open: Open Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., except 1 Jan and 24th, 25th, & 26th December.