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GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre

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Address: O'Connell St Lower | Dublin 1, Dublin D01 F5P2, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 1 872 1916
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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GPO Witness History is a brand new permanent visitor attraction located in...

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.

Our Last Entry is 4.30PM - The centre stays open until 5.30PM.

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We arrived en spec as we were passing and managed to book onto a guided tour Wonderful service and very reasonable prices The tour guide Alex was excellent A truly historical... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived en spec as we were passing and managed to book onto a guided tour Wonderful service and very reasonable prices The tour guide Alex was excellent A truly historical monument not to be missed Very interesting and enlightening

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Ciara O, Sales & Marketing Manager at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Dear Taur033, Thanks for taking the time to post your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Regards John More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It might be just the Post Office but it had a central role in the Easter Uprising. Its a lovely building- rebuilt after being shelled- but its the exhibition that you need to see if you want to understand a bit about Irish History. Well explained and can be seen in less than an hour.

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Ciara O, Sales & Marketing Manager at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Dear Mike P, Thanks for taking the time to post your comments, we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Regards John More 

Truckee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently opened (or updated) this is a wonderful presentation of the 1916 uprising and subsequent history.

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Ciara O, Sales & Marketing Manager at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Dear sharon33191, Thanks for taking the time to post your comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Regards John More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This exhibit was wonderful and moving ... the resilience of the Irish people is astounding ... the guide got us involed in the events of the rebellion from the start of the tour ... her knowledge, enthuiasm and involement in the story of the rebellion was spellbinding. I would recommend this tour to everyone ... its the one thing you... More 

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Ciara O, Sales & Marketing Manager at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Dear suzanne d, Thanks for taking the time to post your comments, we really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Regards John More 

Dublin
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great visit here. Lots of interactive exhibits. Great accessible representation of a fascinating period of Irish history. Will be back for sure. Building is looking amazing.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is situated inside the GPO building. It offers an interesting insight into Irish history. Don't miss the short film. Well worth watching.

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Thank Margaret D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit was fantastic - plenty of information about the Risings, and it "debunked" a few myths for us (not Irish). The movie was excellent.

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Thank Alice G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd visit here. Lots of history and information that helps you understand the history of Dublin. The short film is a must watch

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Thank Jim J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The GPO history Centre is a great Centre to understand how Ireland became a republic. The exhibition is very modern and thought provoking. Highly recommend!

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful exhibition in terms of information art if acts from the time audio system which allows you to listen to what happened in Ireland in 1926

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