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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
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:30, Sunday and bank holidays: 12:00 - 17:30. Last admission 1 hour before closing
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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Instructions

Show your smartphone ticket at the admission desk.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
General Post Office Dublin
O'Connell Street Lower, 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
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.
Apr 15, 2018
This brings history to life.
Apr 14, 2018
There are some excellent aspect to the visit. The film, the cafe, the bathrooms. The exhibition is comprehensive but is totally lacking in direction, and cohesion. It is too easy to become confused and inclined to give up.
Nov 26, 2017
Brilliant my 13 year old enjoyed it. Very well put together the short film was excellent. Lovely coffee shop and gift shop very friendly staff
Nov 2, 2017
Very good exhibition!

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