GPO Witness History Visitor Centre
Award winning GPO Witness History visitor centre is located in the iconic GPO (General Post Office) building on O’Connell Street, Dublin. This unmissable experience is a must see on your visit to Dublin this Summer with something for everyone!
Explore the fascinating story of modern Irish History and the 1916 Easter Rising in this spectacular setting. The history of modern Ireland is brought to life through electronic touch screens, video, audio visual booths, sound and authentic artefacts.
The visitor centre also features the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation Exhibition - the first ever permanent exhibition on the Irish Flag to commemorate the 170th anniversary of the first flying of the Irish Tricolour in 1848.
The GPO was the communications hub of Ireland and headquarters of the men and women who took part in the 1916 Easter Rising. The Easter Rising set in motion an unstoppable chain of events which would ultimately lead to the creation of the Irish Republic.
Today the GPO building remains as the headquarters of the post office in Ireland as well as being an enduring symbol and a place of commemoration. The building has been witness to over two centuries of history (originally built in 1818) and it remains one of the oldest operating postal headquarters in the world.
GPO Witness History Visitor Centre has won numerous awards including the Micheletti Award at the 2017 European Museum Academy Awards. This prestigious award is the European prize for innovative museums in the world of contemporary history, industry and science. The judges at the European Museum Academy Awards were effusive in their praise of GPO Witness History;
"The Centre is a perfect example of 20th century history in retrospect, dealing in an even-handed way with a very emotive subject that would have been impossible even a decade ago. It is an extraordinary achievement, an historical challenge that has been transformed into a reconciliation centre which also poses questions for the future. Our warmest congratulations go to the whole team."
Relax afterwards in the courtyard café and browse the gift shop which are open to the public. This iconic venue is also available for private functions and events.
GPO Witness History Visitor Centre Opening Hours
- Open year round
- Monday to Saturday 10.00 to 17.30
- Sunday and Bank Holidays 12:00 to 17:30
- July & August (Late Opening Thursday) 10.00 to 20.00
- Last admission 1 hour before closing
GPO Witness History Visitor Centre Admission Price
- Adults €14
- Seniors from €9
- Students €9
- Family tickets from €35
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