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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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“bullet holes” (127 reviews)
“easter rising” (257 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
O'Connell St Lower | Dublin 1, Dublin D01 F5P2, Ireland
+353 1 872 1916
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a good afternoon at the GPO It was well laid out and the video was very informative Not too sure if I would have paid full price as I got this as a groupon deal but when in Dublin ... Interesting to walk through...More

1  Thank Lindseyfb67
Reviewed yesterday

Whether living in Ireland or visiting, we need to understand the history, why things happened the way they did and how things came to be the way they are now. It certainly seemed important to us as first time visitors to Dublin. The GPO Witness...More

1  Thank MMTMRome
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked tickets in advance for the tour of the GPO but when we arrived we realised that the tickets bought are only for the self guided audio tour. If you can arrive early to sign up separately for the guided tour - the time...More

1  Thank JFeen
Reviewed 4 days ago

The GPO Museum is a must see while in Dublin, such an important part of history. There are numerous displays which are well laid out and a huge video screen shows the story of Easter 1916. It is amazing to watch and realize you are...More

1  Thank williamoreilly
John H, Sales & Marketing Manager at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

The post office itself has a beautiful interior. The exhibition is located in the basement and features artefacts, films and interactive displays covering the 1916 Rising and the period through to independence and the civil war. Back upstairs, somewhat awkwardly placed in the cafe (perhaps...More

1  Thank OldNo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good to get some history back ground on what is an important time in the history of Ireland. The post office on it's own is a very nice building.

1  Thank JC-Delage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the visitor centre for a tour with my family. The tour guide was very informative about the history of the GPO & Easter Rising. He told loads of stories and kept everyone engaged. Great pictures & original uniforms & documents. Some very sad...More

Thank Martina F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this museum. Informative films detailing the struggles - unfortunately we visited late afternoon and so weren’t able to spend enough time listening to accounts. The GPO building has been beautifully restored.

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful exhibition of the naivety of the rebels to think they could pull it of. Still they created a situation which lead to home rule and Irish independence and for that they should be celebrated. Very good video and exhibit. Takes about an hour, there...More

Thank Hugary1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always been interested in Irish history and this place did not disappoint with touch screens and video screens great to learn about the Easter uprising .

Thank hibee1
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Carole W
January 22, 2018|
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Response from marymce | Reviewed this property |
No....but I suspect that you will have no problem getting in so better not to book. If you are travelling soon you will be visiting the museum at a quiet time. Enjoy the trip,
May 29, 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
May 19, 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