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School Tours at GPO Witness History

Modern Irish History

We have a variety of options for School Tours where students are taken behind the historic façade of the GPO to examine modern Irish History up to present day. Students have the opportunity to reflect on how the events of the 1916 Easter Rising, War of Independence, Irish Civil War and the “Troubles” have shaped Ireland over the past 100 years. GPO Witness History places particular emphasis on those who witnessed the events of Easter Week; the rebels, crown forces, the GPO workers and the by-standers and it is their stories that are at the heart of the narrative.

GPO Witness History was acknowledged by European Museum Academy Awards as a centre of peace and reconciliation.

View our short video that explains what is encapsulated on the GPO Witness History Tour.

School Tours General Information

Tour Duration: 1 hour
Linked to the curriculum and adapted to the classes specific needs.
Cost: €5.50 per student with complimentary guided tour for groups of 15 or more
Booking is essential: Email

School Tour Packages

GPO Witness History have teamed up with a number of Dublin’s top attractions and experiences including Glasnevin Cemetery, Hidden Dublin Tours, National Museum Ireland at Collins Barracks to offer a variety of options for the ultimate school tour.

GPO Witness History & Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Take your students on a trip through major events in Irish history that incorporates these two iconic sites. GPO Witness History is a highly interactive and immersive museum and links closely to both the primary and secondary school curricula. Explore the events of Easter week through personal stories, eyewitness accounts and historical artefacts.
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is the largest cemetery in Ireland and the final resting place of many of the men and women who have shaped Irish history over the last two centuries. The visit links with many of the narratives that students will explore at GPO Witness History. A visit to the two sites is an experience that your students won’t forget!
 Cost is €11 per student to visit both sites
 For bookings telephone: (0)1 882 6577 or email

1916 Bus Tour & GPO Witness History

Available to schools located within a 15 mile radius of GPO Witness History, collection also available from Heuston or Connolly Station. Step back in time on the 1916 themed bus while the audio sets the scene for the visit to GPO Witness History.

 Cost is €12 per student
 For bookings telephone: (085) 208 8117 or email