We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Custom House Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 86 828 9063
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Although this structure only served as an actual custom house for nine...

Although this structure only served as an actual custom house for nine years in the late 1700s, it remains a prominent Dublin landmark.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Combination Ticket: EPIC and Irish Family History Centre Tour
More Info
and up
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 99 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
  • 20
    Very good
  • 15
  • 4
  • 3
Beautiful Old Building near the river

We saw Dublin's beautiful old Customs House building from across the river and made for a perfect photograph.

Reviewed October 16, 2016
Bruce H
Brisbane, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 57: English reviews
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
1,361 reviews
892 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 634 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We saw Dublin's beautiful old Customs House building from across the river and made for a perfect photograph.

Thank Bruce H
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
194 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Worth the easy walk. Free and a good history lesson. Staff were helpful. Nice to see it is still used.

Thank Loftie1
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Easy to find and short walk from the centre, the visit is not worth doing unless you are a student of Dublin History, or architecture. Some informative videos help explain the story. The best part is walking towards the building which looks great in the morning sun.

Thank Alastair S
Level Contributor
55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

The exhibition currently running at the Customs House in Dublin is REALLY worth visiting. I was there on Culture Night and was very impressed both with the exhibition and with the staff who were wonderfully friendly and helpful. There are a few rooms to visit and two videos. I personally was really interested to learn the role the Customs House... More 

Thank monica49
Level Contributor
1,279 reviews
431 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Grand structure. Significant part of Dublin history. Bard to imagine that ships had to stop here when calling on Dublin many years ago.

Thank TAMAN1951
Metro DC
Level Contributor
52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Must see for those interested in local history or architecture. Impressive stonework initiated by an otherwise unknown architect (James Gandon) which survived civil war mostly intact. Free - four rooms make up the tour with two good videos.

Thank DanBach
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
418 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 733 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Very impressive. Cannot understand why the poulation of Dublin demonstrated their objection to this very fine edifice on its completion.

Thank 34210king
Level Contributor
832 reviews
639 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 704 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

It presents a magnificent facade, seen either on the same side of the river or from the quay opposite. Entrance is free. Temporary exhibitions are held in some of the ground floor rooms. A short audiovisual gives an interesting history of building and its master architect, Gandon. Covered is the near destruction by fire of the building in May 1921... More 

Thank permia
York, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

As the title says. The museum was a more traditional walking round and reading as apposed to the other tourist attractions we've visited which have had tours, but I found it thoroughly interesting and would definitely recommend stopping by for a visit!

Thank Rachael W
Level Contributor
90 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We were on a stopover in Dublin for a few hours and decided that we would go into town to just kill some time. It was free, and gave us a bit of a taster of Irish history. I found that there was a lot about famine and getting screwed by the English, but I suppose that is part of... More 

Thank Recipricating

Travelers who viewed The Custom House also viewed

Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin
Dublin, County Dublin

Been to The Custom House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Custom House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?