The GPO Museum offers engaging and educational school tours to students of all ages

Students will learn about the 1916 Easter Rising and Modern Irish History in the historic setting of the GPO

Education Programmes

Interactive and Immersive Experiences

The historic GPO has a rich history and it was headquarters of the 1916 Easter Rising which eventually led to the creation of the Irish Republic.  Students will also learn about the major milestones in modern Irish history in this historic building.

Educational visits are linked to the Primary SESE curriculum and both the Junior and Senior History curricula.

We have a variety of options for Primary and Secondary School Tours, university students and language schools 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 bystanders and it is their stories that are at the heart of the narrative.

The GPO Museum 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.


If you are looking to make a day of it we have joined forces with other top attractions in Dublin!

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

School Tour Packages


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