The Maritime Museum Arklow is a treasure trove of shipbuilders’ models, half models, plans and a unique collection of eight paintings of Arklow sailing ships from the hand of that famous Pier Head painter, Ruben Chappell. All articles on display are donated or loaned by local families and companies. Arklow Maritime Museum continues to improve its facilities by adding new exhibitions and displays. Thirty years after it was first opened, thanks to a dedicated group of Arklow people, we would like to welcome you all to our new site in the Bridgewater Centre. Open all year around (excluding Christmas and New Year’s Holidays) Parties are welcome and visits can be arranged outside normal working hours. School visits can be organised to suit the needs of different age groups. Special discount prices are available for group bookings.