The yacht Asgard is one of the most iconic items of recent Irish history. From her building in 1905 by Colin Archer, the great Norwegian naval architect, to her pivotal rôle in the 1914 Howth gun-running and her later use as a sail-training vessel by the Irish navy, the yacht has had many incarnations.
From 2007 to 2012, a major programme of conservation of Asgard was undertaken at Collins Barracks. The conservation team was led by Master Shipwright and Ship Conservator John Kearon, with the aim of conserving Asgard and in the process saving and securing as much existing original material as possible, while also retaining the structural integrity of the vessel.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5pm
Sunday: 2pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays)
Admission is free.