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Inishowen Maritime Museum & New Planetarium is conveniently located in the old coastguard station, only 100 yards from the Lough Foyle ferry landing at Greencastle. Part of the WAW Route the museum has an extensive collection of artefacts, exhibitions and memorabilia of all things maritime. Our new full dome theatre runs 5 shows each day. As well as astronomy based shows we also offer shows on prehistoric sea monsters, our global climate and our kids favourite the Enchanted Reef! Children’s shows are suitable from 4yrs. Other amenities: Cafe– Nautical gifts & fishing tackle shop – Car/Coach Parking. Open 7 days a week from EASTER – We look forward to seeing you soon!
Inishowen Maritime Museum & New Full Dome PlanetariumExtensive Collection of Artefacts, Exhibitions & Memorabilia
Old Coast Guard Station, Greencastle
The castle was built by the Norman lord, Richard de Burgo in 1305. His grandson, William succeeded to the Earldom in 1328 but became involved in a quarrel with his cousin Walter who belonged to the Connaught branch of the family. William imprisoned his cousin in a dungeon and starved him to death. This event is commemorated by a skeleton on the coat of arms of the City of Derry. After the Plantation, the castle was granted to Sir Arthur Chichester but subsequently fell into ruins.