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Holyhead Maritime Museum
Anglesey, Wales

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Located on the north coast of the Isle of Anglesey in scenic North Wales is the Holyhead Maritime Museum. If you are staying or visiting this lovely area then do be sure to check out this fascinating museum.

It is housed in what was the oldest lifeboat station in Wales at Newry Beach on the Anglesey Coastal Path. Here the whole family can see interesting exhibits and displays of all things maritime. Discover the facts about pirates, shipwrecks and the bravery of the lifeboat men as they carried out amazing rescues of seafarers in danger.

The original lifeboat station was first opened in 1858 and guarded the busy sea crossing to Ireland. There are exhibits of the boats and equipment which were used over a hundred years ago and a chance to compare them with the modern technology of the current time.

Check out the World War II air raid shelter right next to the museum where there is a ‘Holyhead at War' permanent exhibition where visitors can experience what the civilian population were going through during this time of conflict. There is even an opportunity to test out the air raid warning siren.

The museum was officially opened in 1986 and is looked after by an amazing team of volunteers who act as museum guides in addition to running the shop and reception. The museum is open from Easter through to the end of October and accompanied children aged sixteen and under are admitted free of charge.


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Holyhead Maritime Museum
Newry Beach, Beach Road
Holyhead, Anglesey,
LL65 1YD
01407 769745

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