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GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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O'Connell Street, Dublin D01 F5P2, Ireland
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+353 1 872 1916
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All reviews post office bullet holes easter rising easter week iconic building minute film interactive screens o'connell street excellent exhibition irish independence guided tour worth a visit two hours kilmainham gaol on display uprising video
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had been looking forward to this exhibition for so long but left slightly disappointed. The film was the highlight but felt other aspects and coverage of the signatories of the proclamation etc lacked depth.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mary H
Reviewed 5 days ago

a great place to spend an hour or two exploring irish history... interactive area for all to partake in irish lifestyle as it was in 1916.. also musum and shop to browse through

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank toconnor2001
Reviewed 1 week ago

this wasnt my cup of tea but was really informative and quite interesting layout. maybe i’ll appreciate it more second time around.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jacqui251291
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1916, the GPO Building was at the centre of the Easter Uprising. The GPO building has of course been restored from the result of the battle. The striking building is a fine example of Georgian architecture. The neo-classical front of the building has six...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank macedonboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great view of some of Ireland's history. Lots of information including plenty of social history. Good way to spend an hour or so in Dublin.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank clairebY7847US
JohnH8985, Manager at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi clairebY7847US, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Regards John

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such an important and historic place. They could be doing so much more with it. This feels like a missed opportunity.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlanBuck75
JohnH8985, Manager at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi AlanBuck75, Thanks for taking the time to review and I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the experience. Regards John

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn't heard much about this center before heading to dublin. Of course I knew we'd visit the GPO, given its prominent place in Irish history, I thought it would just be a working post office and building facade. How I was wrong! An easy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scotsontour94
Ciara O, Supervisor at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Scotsontour94, Thank you for leaving a nice review! We really appreciate it. Kind regards, Ciara

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My heritage is half Irish, with a Nana born in Rathglen and a Grandfather born in County Tipperary. Hence I have grown up with an interest in "the troubles". I have visited Ireland on previous occasion but travelled in a hire car up though Northern...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ciara O, Supervisor at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi mce69, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate it. Kind regards, Ciara

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 1916, one of the most important events in Irish history happened when the GPO became the headquarters for the Easter Rising. At that time, Ireland and Britain were a United Kingdom but many Irish people believed Ireland should be in control of its own...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ciara O, Supervisor at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Yanfangao Thank you for your review! We appreciate it! Kind regards, Ciara

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we continued where we left off last year by going on our first monthly tour of 2019. The venue in Dublin city center was the GPO Witness history experience, and like previous ventures we were not let down by a fantastic guide by the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Triciagrogan
December 15, 2018|
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Response from Wilda T | Reviewed this property |
That I don't know for sure, I just bought my ticket when I was there. Sorry
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STEPH23059
December 6, 2018|
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Response from Annemarie B | Reviewed this property |
I purchased my ticket just before entering, on location. Be sure to watch the mini video's, as you do they finally explain the importance of the uprising, to the future success in the home rule. Enjoy your visit, and Merry... More
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TeresaB25
June 9, 2018|
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Response from Ciara O | Property representative |
Hi Teresa, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have requested a change to the times however it will take 5 days for this to come into affect. I don't know how they changed in the first place! Our opening... More
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