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Tickets for GPO Witness History Visitor Centre

An interactive journey into Ireland's amazing past

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
10:00 - 17:30
Tomorrow
12:00 - 17:30
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Best time to visit
Weekdays are generally quieter
Duration
Self-guided visit: About 1 hour, however you can stay as long as you like
Highlights
  • Learn all about the history of Ireland and the past events that shaped its future
  • Experience the events of the 1916 Easter Rising from the perspective of the active participants on both sides and the bystanders caught in the middle
  • Immerse yourself thanks to touchscreens, videos, audiovisual booths, authentic artifacts and never-before-seen footage
Description

Ready for an interactive, immersive journey into modern Irish history? At the award-winning GPO Witness History in Dublin's historical General Post Office building you can experience the events of the 1916 Easter Rising, uncover historical artifacts, play with the latest in touchscreen technology, and even send some Morse code messages.

This interactive visitor attraction puts you right in the heart of Ireland's jaw-dropping past. The GPO was the communications hub of Ireland and headquarters of the men and women who took part in the 1916 Easter Rising. This hugely significant event in Irish history led eventually to the creation of the Irish Republic.

See it all from the perspective of the witnesses, the active participants on both sides, and the bystanders stuck in the middle.

Compose your own newspaper reports, take a look at the original copy of the Proclamation, and if you're feeling particularly spy-like, send a Morse code message!

With electronic touchscreens, video, audiovisual booths, authentic artifacts, and incredible, never-before-seen footage, this burst of interactive history will literally put you in touch with Ireland's past.

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Ticket features
Smartphone tickets accepted
Instructions

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Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
General Post Office Dublin
O'Connell Street Lower, D01 F5P2, Dublin 1, Dublin
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Disabled lift access and toilet facilities available
Audio guide
Available for 1€ in English, Gaelic, German, Italian, and French
Additional info

Getting There

  • Bus: Lines 40, 120, 122, or 870 to Millennium Spire stop
  • Luas Red Line: Abbey Street stop
  • Luas Green Line: St. Stephen's Green stop
Reviews
Sep 17, 2018
GPO intersting. Talking about irish history I recomend.
Sep 9, 2018
Very informative and a lot to take in.
Aug 23, 2018
Yes
Aug 15, 2018
Very interesting if not sad
Jul 19, 2018
Phenomenal experience. Fairly unbiased presentation. Spent 3 hours here and it just flew by. Highly recommend if interested in the history of Irish freedom, or just history.
Jul 3, 2018
Oddity that initial setup was 4 or 5
panels about the different views of Irish future (home rule, Independence, socialism, union) but they were never mentioned again
Jun 29, 2018
I enjoyed the visit,its a informative and interesting place,the film is excellent.
May 24, 2018
Great visual experience
May 2, 2018
It is well laid out, explaining all that went on in an unbiased manner. I found it very interesting.
Apr 23, 2018
Very complete and interactive visit.
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