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Rainy Day Activities Holyhead Maritime Centre, Gwynedd
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 10.00-16:00 (Easter to October)
Price: Adult £5.00, Children under 16 Free

If you’re stuck for something fun but also educational to do with the kids, Holyhead Maritime Museum could be just the thing you’re looking for. It’s situated at the pretty Newry Beach and offers visitors the chance to step back in time and explore the oldest lifeboat station in Wales.

Inside the museum you’ll learn all about the shipwrecks, valiant rescue efforts and pirates that have graced the local seas over the years and you’ll discover just what it was be a sailor on the Irish Sea 100 years ago.

Holyhead Maritime Centre also houses a WW2 Air Raid Shelter where you’ll find an extensive collection of WW1 and WW2 memorabilia. You’ll even be able to try out the museum’s authentic air raid siren!

Holyhead Maritime Centre is an accredited museum, and as well as wheelchair access and free WiFi, it also employs very knowledgeable and helpful guides who will be happy to answer your questions. You can enjoy a bite to eat on-site at the licensed Harbour Front Bistro and also pick up a souvenir from the day at the well-stocked gift and book shop.


Banner Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Robin Drayton.

Image Source: CC-by-SA 2.0 by Arthur C Harris.


Holyhead Maritime Centre is found in Holyhead, just off of Prince of Wales Road.

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