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GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre

O'Connell St Lower | Dublin 1, Dublin D01 F5P2, Ireland
+353 1 872 1916
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GPO Witness History is a brand new permanent visitor attraction located in the historical and iconic GPO building on O'Connell Street, Dublin. This highly interactive and spectacular visitor attraction focuses on the 1916 rising, the aftermath of this rebellion and also how Ireland has developed since. Experience the events from an eyewitness perspective of active participants on both sides and bystanders caught in the middle. This engaging and interactive experience brings history to life though electronic touch screens, video, audio visual booths, sound and authentic artifacts - many previously unseen. Relax afterwards in the café and browse the gift shop which overlooks the courtyard. This iconic venue is also available for private functions and events. Opens from 10am Monday-Saturday & 12pm on Sunday. Our Last Entry is 4.30PM - The centre stays open until 5.30PM.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
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“easter rising” (250 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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O'Connell St Lower | Dublin 1, Dublin D01 F5P2, Ireland
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+353 1 872 1916
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you go to Dublin it is a must see place as this is a real history lesson well worth stopping and have look

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really liked this museum at the site of the GPO where an Irish revolt took place. What I really liked is that you wander around to a series of exhibits that clearly explain the things leading up to the revolt and after. The exhibits...More

Thank NJAVGJOE
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We just walked up to the General Post Office and noticed the sign advertising the exhibit. The exhibit was very well-done and extremely interested. It increased our knowledge of the Easter Rising. Well worth the time and money to do. We did it on our...More

Thank EilAird
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have read quite a bit about Irish history, and was truly excited to see where the 1916 Easter Rising began. The displays are well-laid out, interactive and brimming with information. I didn't realize the building was still a working post office, so that was...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend the GPO and GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, in conjunction to Kilmainham Gaol, as essential to understanding modern Irish history. (And for that matter, to understanding some of the statues, monuments and other references to the 1916 Uprising that you'll encounter throughout...More

Thank Wgreeeeen
Ciara O, Social Media Supervisor at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Wgreeeeen, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate your recommendation! Kind regards, Ciara

Reviewed 1 week ago

I made sure to experience this on the recommendation of a local. I spent much of the tour in a sad and sober state of mind. This is one of the best memorial museums I have seen.More

Thank Nicole S
Ciara O, Social Media Supervisor at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Nicole, Thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate it. It is nice to hear that we come recommending by locals! We are recently been recognised as a centre for reconciliation and it is nice to see that others see us in that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Modern museum presents as much detail as you like, giving the unfamiliar tourist a nice overview and great appreciation for the GPO itself and the history of Ireland. The staff were also quite friendly. Would recommend as a quickly toured and touching historical stop on...More

Thank starkris9
Ciara O, Social Media Supervisor at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi starkris9, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate! Kind regards, Ciara

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have slightly mixed feelings about this centre, I think because I would have preferred a more structured layout following a timeline. However there was certainly lots of interesting artefacts and the interactive displays were informative. The film is very helpful in showing the GPO's...More

Thank JeanChippenham
Ciara O, Social Media Supervisor at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jean, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it. We appreciate the feedback and we will take it into consideration when we review our layout. Kind regards, Ciara

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon, with pre booked tickets. I think we spent nearly two hours there but could have easily spent more. It’s well laid out, shows some really interesting articles, pictures, newspapers, original video and clothes etc of the Rising. Has a...More

Thank lisamtg
Ciara O, Social Media Supervisor at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it! Kind regards, Ciara

Reviewed 1 week ago

An important part or local history. You will observe the bullet holes in the walls, and there's an interesting museum inside too.

Thank sidewalk1234
Ciara O, Social Media Supervisor at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi sidewalk1234, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it! Kind regards, Ciara

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floodsa
29 May 2017|
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Response from Ciara O | Property representative |
Hi Floodsa, We offer guided tour at 11am and 2pm weekdays at a charge of €16 per adult and €12 per student or senior. At the weekends we offer guided tours at the same times but an additional one at 3.30pm at the same cost... More
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20 May 2017|
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Response from Ciara O | Property representative |
Hi ontheroadagn7 , the visit is normally self guided but we also offer guided tours throughout the year and the frequency depends on the time of year. Currently we offer guided tours on weekdays at 2 pm and on weekends at 2... More
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dax R
4 January 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Dear dax R, thanks for your enquiry, we offer Spanish audio guides which cost €1 per audio guide in addition to the entrance fee. Regards John
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