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Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience Dublin

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Duration: 1h 15m
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  • The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience
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    Ireland
    Joined in June 2015
  • I82QRalexandrak
    0 contributions
    A great musical experience
    Emily is a great tour guide that made our overall experience in this very interesting museum unforgettable! I strongly recommend it, especially if you love this kind of music!
    Written February 25, 2024
  • rogiern569
    0 contributions
    Best tour in Dublin!
    Thank god it’s not a tourist trap! And that’s mostly thanks to our tour guide Alan. We were lucky enough to take the tour with just Alan and the two of us. Alan is a lovely guy full of wit and a huge knowledge of the Irish music history and present. He is a tour guide with personal connection and stories to a lot of Irish artists. The museum is jampacked with perifernalia of the amazing rich Irish musical history. We were amazed how much music and bands we recognized and found out them to be Irish. The beauty of the museum is, we think, it is a working music business operation. During the tour we saw musicians, roadies, dancers and singers passing by! All in all; the best tour in Dublin and may be even one of the best tours we’ve ever had!! Go where the music takes you!
    Written February 11, 2024
  • Evgeniya N
    0 contributions
    Memory for all my life
    Amazing time with the best guide in the world Alan. Highly recommend!So many jokes, good atmosphere, interesting information and all 9f this the heart Of Dublin.Cool is not.
    Written February 5, 2024
  • Fearless69535
    0 contributions
    Had a great time
    Our guide Alan was superbly knowledgeable and entertaining. There’s loads of fascinating stuff to see and hear about.
    Written February 5, 2024
  • Juho H
    0 contributions
    Great tour of Irish music history!
    Best guided tour i've been in Dublin, if you are even a little bit interested in music this place is a must see! special thanks to our great guide Alan!
    Written February 4, 2024
  • franimallxxx
    0 contributions
    Surprised inside
    A marvellous walk around the history of Irish rock music. Wander the studios of Temple Bar where dozen of bands have recorded music over the past few decades. Learn from your guide (Emily) about how U2 got their name or or what Phil Lynnot's favourite football team was and many other facts. You may even bump into some real life rock stars on your travels.
    Written January 30, 2024
  • Christy M
    0 contributions
    Excellent guide, greater appreciation of Irish music.
    Thought this might feel like a tourist trap but actually it was a really fun and informative tour. I learned a lot about the history of musical Ireland and have a greater appreciation for bands like Thin Lizzie. The guide, Glenn, was absolutely fabulous and kind and really made the tour. He was so knowledgeable of the history and we really appreciated it
    Written January 28, 2024
  • Mindaugas V
    0 contributions
    Irish rock’n’roll expierence
    Rich history of Irish rock’n’roll. The guide is a true profesional and he knows a lot. I recommend to visit it. It is located in the heart of Dublin.
    Written January 27, 2024
  • bjarnedegraaf
    0 contributions
    Alan is awesome
    The tour guide Alan was great. Talked about everything with so much passion and had some funny jokes. Didn't talk to fast, so everyone could follow. Included everyone who participated and like my playing and singing (allegedly). Well deserved 5 stars from me.
    Written January 26, 2024
  • 953_tefant
    0 contributions
    Great experience
    Scot was one of the most funny and made us have a very good time in Rock n Roll Museum. We wanted yo visit this place in a long time.
    Written January 24, 2024
  • DMCMStHelensUK
    0 contributions
    To see a recording studio
    Went to see a recording studio and experience the atmosphere of an historic music venue. The tour included lots of name dropping and a walk around the rabbit warren of corridors in 2 buildings including Button Studios. The film we were shown was rather amateur and the German commentary annoying. Three of the visitors were allowed to jam in a studio which was a highlight which made me think it should have been organised as part of the tour with resident musicians and could have lasted longer.
    Written January 20, 2024
  • melanie14g
    0 contributions
    Music brings people together.
    the experience was incredible, our guide Alan made this experience special and personalized, he transmits a passion for music that infects people, we had a lot of fun and I highly recommend this experience
    Written January 20, 2024
  • zephiem2023
    0 contributions
    Must do for Music and history fanatics
    Insanely cool guide who gave us am interesting tour through Irish music and history. Go through many historical rooms with a lot of character.
    Written January 20, 2024
  • BamuelSampton
    0 contributions
    Great Tour
    Fascinating tour enjoyed every minute of it. Tour guide Alan was very knowledgable and entertaining. Would recommend to anyone visiting Dublin.
    Written January 18, 2024
  • KParsnipz
    0 contributions
    Great experience!
    Great experience, Alan was a fantastic tour guide - knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging. Fascinating place, love the history and the stories, and that it is still very much a working rehearsal/recording studio.
    Written January 18, 2024
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Giulio C
1 contribution
Feb 2020
I've been there last week as a huge U2 fan and Irish Music lover. Bryan was an amazing Tour Guide and thanks to him, I learned lots of things about the historical importance of that place and all the extraordinary memorabilia inside! Dublin plays a central role for the Music all around the world and I didn't know.
Highly recommended!!!
The iconic front wall deserves a permanent picture of beloved Dolores O' Riordan from The Cranberries, a unique voice who helped to export Ireland everywhere in the World. Lots of fans and more tourists are coming over to visit this stunning Museum....we can't wait to see her smile shines forever on the wall!!!
Many thanks Irish Rock Museum, i'll be back very soon!
Giulio
Written February 20, 2020
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Hi Giulio C Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour with Bryan. We'll take on your suggestion to feature Dolores O'Riordan in a permanent capacity on our wall of fame. If you took any photos of your visit we'd love for you to share them with us online. Kind Regards The Management Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience
Written February 21, 2020
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pebbles201
Oxfordshire, UK69 contributions
My husband and I came across the museum by chance and were gutted it was sold out for the Saturday - so we instantly booked for the 10.30 tour on Sunday morning instead. On arrival our guide Alan was great- making sure to learn everyone’s names and where they were from. The tour was really interactive with a great mix of insightful stories, audio visual bits and also a chance for one of the group to play live with another musician. Overall it was a real highlight of our trip and we were just gutted that it ended- had it been a self tour we would have spent hours just looking at each bit of memorabilia and records. Even if you aren’t as bit rock fans as we are there really was something for everyone and Alan was a fantastic part of the show!
Written November 13, 2022
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Hi thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you managed to get booked on a tour after discovering us. It seems you had a great experience with Alan. The jam room is a great place to make special memories at the museum. If you took any photos or videos of your visit we'd love for you to share them with us online. Kind Regards The Management Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience
Written November 14, 2022
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Kevin K
3 contributions
Dec 2019
We had an excellent guide named Alan. He told us engaging stories about various performers and expanded our knowledge of not only the musicians but also the recording process. This man has music in his soul. A highlight for me was the analog mixing board, one of four in the world. I'm checking the box for "Family (teens)" because it's the closest description. We were a small school trip from the U.S. with 9 teenage boys. Alan was able to interest them in music that only a couple of them were familiar with.
Written January 1, 2020
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Hi Kevin! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted you enjoyed your tour with Alan. He really is a gifted storyteller. We are always happy to share our enthusiasm for music with the younger generation. If you took any photos of your visit we'd love for you to share them with us online. Kind Regards The Management Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience
Written September 4, 2023
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Norbert K
Ratingen, Germany2 contributions
Feb 2020
We took a tour during a short 4 day stay in Dublin and the last spot we visited was the Rock'n' Roll Museum. It was a fantastic tour through Irish music history. Our host Alan made it an unforgetable experience by his knowledge and his attitude. Even the group was quite big, ~14 person, he memorised all names and home countries! And for a tour of bit more that 2 hours the price was more than reasonable! A big thumbs up
Written February 23, 2020
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Hi Norbert K Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted you found time on your last day to come in and take the tour with Alan. We will be sure to pass on your compliments. If you took any photos of your visit we'd love for you to share them with us online. Kind Regards The Management Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience
Written February 24, 2020
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Helen F
2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Visited Dublin from the Midlands in the UK, booked on a 10.30 tour on the 14th September. We we greeted by Alan, a bubbly friendly Irish tour guide. I think he says he does acting part time, but he had a love and a passion for his job and rock 'n' roll music and his love for his home city of Dublin.
Alan kept our tour engaged to the point where my partner joked and said ''I don't like him, he's funnier than me!''
The information was easy and conversational with humour and Irish charm, this meant we learnt a lot from our tour.
The Irish museum, we would return again just to see Alan! He was amazing and really made the tour!
The music videos and playlist as party of the tour was quite mixed and eclectic variety of Irish born music, including boybands, folk, rock 'n' roll, pop, soul, this was very well made and also given a spotify gift card to enjoy and take the music experience home.
The displays and recording studio were well laid out and had an authentic homely feel with a lot of history explained behind why each artefact came to be restored there.
I highly recommend the combo deal with the National Wax Museum when purchasing your ticket, also a very good attraction, but I saved £10 off per person.
Would return again, thankyou Alan and the team!
Written September 18, 2023
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Hi Ellie Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're delighted you had such a good time on your tour with Alan. He is definitely a very witty and gifted storyteller and we'll make sure to pass on your compliments to him. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Dublin and would love to welcome you back to the museum one day! If you took any photos of your visit we'd love for you to share them with us online. Kind Regards The Management Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience
Written September 20, 2023
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Katie G
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
My eyes got wider and wider as the tour went on. Genuinely an amazing experience but the tour was truly made the best by our amazing guide, Alan. He knows everything there is to know about the history of the building, boards, musicians and more and was the most personable guy I’ve met in a while. An artist himself, he effortlessly materializes the interesting vibes that have been created throughout the years in that place. Cool to see him work and wish I could hang with him in Dublin on the reg!
The 72 track analog recording board in Sun Studios (also part of the tour) was one of the aspects I found most interesting. Alan even let me play a bit with the instruments that have been held in the hands of some of the greats before we visited that area. My hands actually turned gold a little bit. Can’t tell you how much I was impressed overall and hope to return on another trip to the Temple Bar area!
Written January 24, 2020
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Hi kathopeg Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you had such a wonderful tour with Alan and will be sure to pass on your compliments. If you took any photos of your visit we'd love for you to share them with us online. Kind Regards The Management Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience
Written January 27, 2020
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Sara B
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Solo
I highly recommend the Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience to any music fan costing Dublin! It was such a unique experience that was very rich in culture and history. I can say it was easily one of my favorite tours in Ireland! It was all thanks to my fantastic, enthusiastic, educated, and engaging guide Alan! Alan has a vast knowledge of music, and shares his love with all his guests! He is funny and makes you feel so involved as he invites his guests to participate in activities! If you do this tour make sure you request for Alan! He will give you one tour you can’t forget. Thank you Alan for an awesome evening full of music and laughs!
Written January 22, 2023
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Hi gityb Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit with Alan. He is definitely a wealth of information. As an independent museum we do pride ourselves on having the creative freedom to make the overall experience interactive and educational. If you took any photos of your visit we'd love for you to share them with us online. Kind Regards The Management Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience
Written January 24, 2023
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FMP
Madrid, Spain8 contributions
May 2022
I had a nice and pleasant day at the Irish Rock'N Roll Museum! Our tour guide, Alan, was wonderful, kind and friendly. He gave us an interesting and well-informed account of the history of Irish rock. He always punctuated his explanations with enjoyable pieces of trivia, witty remarks, funny anecdotes and personalised interactions and comments with all members of the group, which made everyone feel welcome. The short video we were shown during the tour was an interesting addition, which offered new perspectives on the topic.
As for possible points of improvement, I think it would have been good to have seen the guitars of Rory Gallagher which were not on display today. I also think we could have spent maybe a little more time looking at the different objects, instruments, guitars and albums that were on display across the museum and learning a bit about their individual histories and inner lives, such as when they were used and in what venues.
Overall, this was a delightful and fun experience, which I will remember fondly! I would recommend this museum to anyone interested in discovering the rich legacy of Irish musical culture and its variegated international influences. Our guide Alan closed the tour with a meaningful, moving and thoughtful reflection on the power of music to connect people from different backgrounds who nonetheless share a common passion, emotion(s) or experience(s) related to music. Music shows us everything we share as humans beings, and this museum is an excellent reminder of this important lesson--though some of us may be "a million miles away"...
Written May 14, 2022
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Hi Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Alan and will be sure to pass on your compliments. We are working to bring the Rory Gallagher guitars back to the museum. Currently they are on loan to another exhibition abroad which they had been promised to pre-pandemic by the Gallagher family. We have only recently reopened post lockdown and are constantly working to improve the experience based on customer feedback. If you took any photos of your visit we'd love for you to share them with us online. Kind Regards The Management Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience
Written May 15, 2022
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Scott M
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Solo
Led by rock music expert Glenn Hughes as museum guide, this was one of the finest museum tours I have been on in Dublin. Really Glen's enthusiasm, deep, sincere love and expertise on Irish rock was amazing. We were treated to a tour of Temple Lane Rehearsal studios,used by U2, Thin Lizzy, Sinead O'Connor and the legendary Rory Gallagher... And more. The true treat was the great amount of memorabilia from Phil Lynott, the immortal bassist/singer/ songwriter of Thin Lizzy. A must-see. Also the tour was offered a chance to jam on the guitars, drums and use the amps in the rehearsal room used by U2. By chance, several people on the tour were musicians and our instant blues jam in the studio was called one of the best impromptu museum tourist performances ever heard by the guide. What a sound. Highlight of my trip to Dublin!! Glen hung around for over 30 minutes after our tour to chat and answer questions. So good, we forgot to do Glen. :(
Written March 11, 2020
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Hi T9029RYscottm Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you had such an enjoyable tour with Glenn. We welcome Thin Lizzy fans with open arms through these doors. Sounds like you really had a blast rocking out in our jam room, some magical moments can happen when the right group of people get together. If you took any photos of your visit we'd love for you to share them with us online. Kind Regards The Management Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience
Written March 12, 2020
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Theresa
Oklahoma City, OK1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Couples
Brian, our tour guide made this the most fun tour we had all week! His humor and knowledge of rock and roll made the whole tour entertaining and enlightening. Once he found we were from Oklahoma he serenaded us between rooms with songs from the musical. It was hilarious and fun! I didn’t realize how many bands were Irish, now I need to go listen to some Thin Lizzy! This tour includes real recording studios and a live stage and you get to bang on the drums! Good times!
Written March 1, 2020
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Hi theresabN7684JA Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour and personal serenade by Bryan, he's quite a character at times. If you took any photos of your visit we'd love for you to share them with us online. Kind Regards The Management Irish Rock N Roll Museum Experience
Written March 4, 2020
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