“The soldiers soften, the war is over, the air raid shelters are blooming clover.” Bush.
The stories behind each precious item on display, at the Holyhead Maritime Museum, weave together a tapestry of time and events: that will be forever remembered. Offering visitors of all ages a glimpse into another age, perfectly situated on the busy harbour of Newry Beach; the museum is housed in the oldest lifeboat station in Wales, circa 1858. with part of the museum housed in a former air-raid shelter, used by the Dutch Navy and others during the Second World War. Holyhead has a rich maritime history spanning many centuries, and this iconic building flourishes in the dedicated hands of volunteers, who are extremely knowledgeable about all the exhibits, and truly brings the past to life. With over 5,000 visitors each year, there is a highly informative permanent exhibition; “Holyhead at War.” This museum by the sea offers a fabulous day out, for all the family.