What To Visit In Dublin - Things To See In Dublin - Explore The GPO Witness History
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Wondering what to see in Dublin ? Or simply just looking for things to do in Dublin ? Visit us and explore GPO Witness History
Award winning GPO Witness History visitor centre and 1916 tour is one of the main things to do in Dublin. It is an immersive, interactive and engaging tour of life in Ireland during the Easter 1916 Rising. We house orginal artefacts, live footage and stories straight from survivors of what was the era that changed our Nation. We also look at how we have developed into a modern Ireland since the 1916 Rising.
What To See
- Original Artefacts From The 1916 Easter Rising
- Live Footage From The Easter Sunday At The GPO
- Newspaper Prints From 1916
- History On The Key Influencers – Patrick Pearse and Thomas F Meagher
- The 1916 Proclamation
Things To Do In Dublin Before Or After Your Visit To The GPO Dublin
The GPO Witness History muesum is ideally located in the heart of Dublins famous O’Connell Street. O Connell Street is home to many high street shops and is a short distance to St Stephens Green.
Kilmainham Goal is also close to us at GPO Witness History Muesum so why not take in two of Dublin’s best attractions while in the Capital. To book your tickets for GPO Witness History click here
Here is what our visitors have to say
“A true Icon of modern Irish History”
Without doubt the most important building in 20th century Irish history. On Easter Sunday 1916 a small group of Irish middle class intellectuals led by Patrick Pearce stood outside this building and read a proclamation to the bewildered citizens of Dublin. What followed next, changed the shape and political future of Ireland. With the GPO Witness Visitor centre this is a must see attraction for anyone interested in modern Irish history. Still a working Post Office, the building was reconstructed after its almost total destruction following the events of Easter 1916. Reasonably priced and with multi-media presentations, my wife and I enjoyed it immensely.
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Open Monday – Sunday
Mon – Sat – 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Last Admission 4:30 pm
Sun and Bank Holidays – 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Last admission 4:30 pm
Closed New Year’s Day, St Patrick’s Day
Easter Sunday, 23rd December, Christmas Eve,
Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day (Dec 26th)
Please arrive five minutes before your booked start time
Adult Online €12.00
Family From €35.00
Child (0-5 years) Free
Child (over 5 years) From €7.00
Seniors (65+) €9.00
how to reach us
BusThe GPO is situated at the heart of Dublin city on O’Connell Street. It is easily reachable by Dublin Bus as well as Bus Éireann and other national bus companies. For more information visit www.dublinbus.ie or www.buseireann.ie
LuasThe GPO is a three minute walk from the Abbey Street stop on the Luas Red Line. If you’re taking the Luas Green Line, disembark at the St Stephen’s Green stop and head north towards O’Connell Street. Visit www.luas.ie
WalkingThe GPO is within easy walking distance of city centre hotels, Luas, DART, mainline rail and bus services. From O’Connell Bridge, the GPO is a short walk north along O’Connell Street. You’ll see the GPO on the left-hand side.
DrivingGPO Witness History is easily accessible from all main road routes. There are many public car parks nearby. The closest parking facility is Best Car Parks Arnotts. Our visitors may avail of a special daily parking rate of €10 when they present their GPO Witness History admission ticket to the car park attendant. This rate is only valid on the date shown on the ticket.
General Visitor Information
- You can enter the exhibition at the time listed on your GPO Witness History ticket/confirmation. Please note, if you are late you may not be allowed to enter.
- Once you’ve left the building, you will be unable to re-enter.
- Photography is allowed for private, non-commercial use unless otherwise stated (however we would ask you to refrain from using flash photography).
- There are no storage facilities available at GPO Witness History so please limit the items that you bring with you.
- Relax afterwards in our Café overlooking the courtyard. Only food and drinks purchased from the Café may be consumed in the designated areas.