Tickets for Christ Church Cathedral

Dublin's spiritual heart and first cathedral

Operated by: Christ Church Cathedral

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Duration: 40mins
Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted

What's included

Entrance to the Cathedral and the Crypt
Admission to the Treasures of Christ Church exhibition
Free information leaflets available in Irish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Polish, and Chinese.
  • Delve into the fascinating medieval crypt – one of the largest in Ireland and Britain – that's filled with treasures
  • Visit the tomb of Strongbow, the 12th-century warrior/statesman who was instrumental in the Norman conquest of Ireland and the construction of this church in stone
  • Time your visit right and you'll get to hear Christ Church's vaunted choir, founded in 1493

Built-in the 11th century, Christ Church is Dublin's original medieval cathedral and home to the largest medieval crypt in Ireland. Among the biggest and oldest of its kind anywhere in the British Isles, it's home to majestic tombs, and precious medieval artwork, while The King's Treasury inside the Crypt holds incredible holy relics.

Make sure to visit the Treasures of Christ Church exhibition, featuring priceless silver and Ireland's first copy of the Magna Carta, and pick up an audio guide (subject to availability) as part of your self-guided tour. These information-filled guides contain three themes for you to choose from: ‘Power and Politics’, ‘Christ Church and the City’ and ‘Music and Spirituality.

Christ Church is Dublin's first cathedral and the seat of its archbishops for a thousand years. When you enter its hallowed doors, you'll be following in the footsteps of quite a few saints. Situated in the heart of the city, the church is Dublin's oldest working structure, and it remains in use today.

Renowned for its magnificent architecture and fascinating history, you'll be able to admire the stunning stained glass and unique floor tiles of the cathedral nave, learn the secrets of Strongbow’s tomb, and uncover the amazing story of the heart of St. Laurence O'Toole – Dublin's patron saint.

Simply show your smartphone ticket at the entrance.

Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:30 - 15:00, 16:30 - 18:00
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Christ Church Cathedral
Christchurch Place, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, Dublin
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  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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