Irish Whiskey Museum

Irish Whiskey Museum, Dublin: Hours, Address, Irish Whiskey Museum Reviews: 5/5

Irish Whiskey Museum
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Irish whiskey is fast becoming one of the most popular spirits across the World. The Irish Whiskey Museum, based in the heart of Dublin City in a historic building on Grafton Street, tells the complete and unbiased history of Irish whiskey and its importance in Ireland’s turbulent past. The Irish Whiskey Museum is independent of all whiskey distilleries, offering its visitors the opportunity to taste and experience a huge selection of Irish Whiskey. Whether it’s Single Grain, Malt, Pot Still or a Blended Whiskey, the Museum’s whiskey experts will always be able to help you find the perfect whiskey to suit your palate. Tours take place from 10am-6pm every day, while visitors can experience a variety of live traditional music, storytelling and events every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening until 10.30pm.
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1-2 hours
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  • Abbey St • 7 min walk
  • Jervis • 7 min walk
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5.0
10,770 reviews
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9,107
Very good
1,274
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283
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58
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Charlotte D
County Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Couples
The Irish whiskey museum is a great way to discover the history of Irish whiskey and to find your own favourite type of whiskey
The history is well presented - fun and informative and the tasting is so well presented, giving you a chance to sample different types of whiskey. Definitely recommend the premium tour as you get an additional whiskey sample and a tasting glass to take home for future use. Mark was a fabulous guide and his tip on aerating whiskey really effective
Loved this tour
Written January 26, 2020
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Thank you very much Charlotte for coming to visit us and leaving your 5* review . Its great that you would recommend our Premium tour with Mark and that you found it educational 👍Will be sure to pass on !! We appreciate all feedback. I am also delighted that you found a new favourite tipple. We have over 100 different types of Irish Whiskey here at the museum. Call back anytime for a recommendation or a tasting. Slainte 🥃
Written January 27, 2020
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Jim C
Fountain Hills, AZ6 contributions
Couples
We only had one day in Dublin and saw the Irish Whiskey Museum right across the street from the Trinity College entrance where we saw the Book of Kelly. We took the tour not really knowing what to expect. Out tour was lead by Ellen a masterful story teller in the Celt tradition. The tour was the story of Whiskey, Ireland and the people who made Irish Whiskey famous and why Whiskey is important to the Irish and the world. At the end of the tour there is a tasting of three or four whiskeys. Don't expect Bushmills or Jameson but well known brands the Irish might have in a shorty (take the tour and you'll learn what that means). I recommend this to all adults.
Written May 15, 2022
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kgt36
Dalgety Bay, UK131 contributions
Friends
A friend and I spent an hour last Saturday morning on this guided tour. Finn our guide was brilliant. Really knowledgable, entertaining and made sure we all engaged with the experience. His knowledge was second to none during the tasting and his little tricks really enhanced the flavours of the whiskey.
As a tip go for the €24 experience you get an extra nip for just €3 rather than the basic tour package.

There's also a good bar where the staff are really knowledgable and happy to guide you to a nip that will appeal to your taste.
Written February 7, 2020
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Thank you for coming to visit us and leaving us your 5* review . We are delighted to get your wonderful feedback of your experience here with Fionn. We are the authority on Irish Whiskey so therefore have very well educated guides and staff. Call back for a visit anytime Slainte 🥃
Written February 10, 2020
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Acidov
Warsaw, Poland8,833 contributions
First of all, it’s not a museum. I would call it a lecture room combined with a whiskey tasting. I learned a few interesting things about Irish whiskey. The problem is I could read this online and save time. I emphasize time, not money because time is always the most precious during quick trips and you don’t want to waste it on such attractions. Don’t get me wrong, the people who work there try really hard to entertain visitors but there’s not much to see and do. Even the best tour guide could not save this place. However, I’m not surprised that this place has received such high notes. People usually do not require too much if the tour guide is funny and they can buy a souvenir with the museum logo at the end of their stay. Visit this place only if you are very bored.
Written January 10, 2021
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Jess
4 contributions
Friends
I have to say I would 100% recommend this tour myself my sister mother and close friends down the tour a few days ago and I have to say amazing and our tour guide Claire was absolutely brilliant she made the whole tour brilliant she was so knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun. Would highly tell everyone of you get a chance you should do the tour. And also the whiskey testing was a big bonus and nice rang of other whiskeys in the bar after the tour for you to buy and try.
Written April 1, 2022
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Donal R
49 contributions
Friends
I have done Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham, Jameson before and I can honestly say this was by far the best tour. While I have only done it once I would have to say one of the key reasons os the tour guide DONAL. He delivered the required information brilliantly where we learned everything from Uisce Beatha(whiskey!) to the origins of saved by the bell brilliantly. He also had a few small stories himself and cracked some jokes which meant we were always entertained and never bored. Also there pretty good banter between our guide Donal and other employees, it felt like a place that treated its peeps well which was also nice.

I was part of an international group and I can honestly say as an Irishman I was very proud that we have something of this quality available for tourists and visitors.
Written March 31, 2022
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Sandra S
London, UK6 contributions
I was visiting Dublin again with friends and we went to the museum where we met Ross, our tour guide, who made the 1 hour tour extremely entertaining and informative.
I don’t even drink whiskey or alcohol in general and still found it a worthwhile activity! You get to taste 3 Irish whiskeys (or a generic soda) and learn a lot about the different kinds and characteristics.
Would highly recommend the tour and especially Ross who made it a highlight!
Written January 6, 2020
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Whiskey fan or not, thank you so much for coming to visit us and leave your 5* review. Its fantastic to hear that even though your not into alcohol you still found the tour entertaining and worthwhile👍 Ross will be delighted with the feedback. Its great to get the recommendation. Wishing you and all your friends all the very best for 2020!!
Written January 9, 2020
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paddiperkins
United Kingdom126 contributions
Couples
Got to go here as hubby whiskey drinker so wasn’t sure it was going to be my thing to be honest.
However we got there with half hour to spare so stopped I the bar for an Irish Coffee. Then a lovely chap called Fionn collected us & began the tour.
He had a brilliant sense of humour & great presentation style which brought the business of whiskey production to life for me. It was informative as well as enjoyable and by the time we got to the tasting I actually found myself wanting to try the beverages out!
We were on the premium option which meant 4 samples as apposed to 3. Hubby signed us both up thinking he would get to finish any I didn’t. He dipped out as I found to my surprise that for the first time I actually found a 2 whiskeys that I liked. I now know what to look for & am currently in a local pub putting my new knowledge to the test. Great way to pass a couple of hours on a winter afternoon. Many thanks👌🏻
Written January 25, 2020
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Denise, thank you so much for firstly, coming to visit us, and secondly for leaving such a review. We are so happy that you came here unsure about Whiskey and left here a kinda Whiskey connoisseur 😃👍 We have such customer focused and educated guides who love nothing more than sharing their knowledge and its fantastic to hear that you experienced this as well as going away with a couple of favourite tipples. Our work here is done 😉 Please call back anytime for a visit. Our bar is always open for tasting's and recommendations!! Slainte 🥃
Written January 27, 2020
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ChaHendriks
Wassenberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany16 contributions
Couples
We had the Whiskey Museum Premium Tour, it was fun and informative. I went with my husband, he's into whiskey but even me was impressed with this tour. Specially when you take the Premium just add 3€ to the normal tour, you get to taste the special whiskey and you get a souvenir glass with it. Had a great time with our tour guide Donal. It was a great experience!
Written April 21, 2022
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David M
Miami, FL7 contributions
Couples
Wife and I were on honeymoon in Dublin this past December and while there we wanted to learn about and get a taste for Irish Whiskey. We had visited Jameson and Teelings and were pretty content, then we found out about the Irish Whiskey Museum. During our visit we had Andrew as our guide and he opened our eyes, hearts, and tastebuds to what Irish Whiskey really was. It was an immersive experience and very educational. Andrew’s humor was phenomenal and his passion for the history of Irish Whiskey was on full display. If you really want to learn a thing or two about Irish Whiskey, the Irish Whiskey Museum is a must do!
Written January 15, 2020
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Firstly congratulations to you both on your recent honeymoon to Dublin 🥂 and secondly thank you so much for coming to visit us here at the Irish Whiskey Museum and leaving us your lovely 5* review. Its fantastic to hear you had such an enjoyable and educational experience with Andrew. He will be delighted with the feedback 👌 We are a small independent company with no association with the drinks industry and therefore can give great recommendations and have very educated guides. You must call back and visit us the next time your in Dublin. We do great tastings daily in our bar. 🥃 Slainte agus Happy New Year to you both !!
Written January 16, 2020
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Irish Whiskey Museum is open:
  • Mon - Thu 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Irish Whiskey Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $21.22, while a popular guided tour starts around $5.00 per person. See all 11 Irish Whiskey Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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