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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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  • Average9%
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“bullet holes” (123 reviews)
“easter rising” (253 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
O'Connell St Lower | Dublin 1, Dublin D01 F5P2, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A historical building housing a contemporary exhibit to its history. Using a mixture of artefacts, technology, questioning and interactive displays it fleshes out the build up to the Easter Rising and subsequent events. It's up to you how much time you spend and how much...More

Thank Marieka86
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing place to visit .So informative and the filmed locations were very interesting .Would highly recommend .

Thank Lilian H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent display of photos and memorabilia form the Easter Rising. Staff very helpful. Bullet holes can still be seen on the facade.

Thank locallady49
Reviewed 1 week ago

The GPO is history brought to life with their awarding winning museum and the actual bullet holes in the exterior columns of the building. The museum is part of the GPO that still provides services to Dubliners. Senior Rates are available.

Thank SpeechSayer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful neoclassical facade of the GPO is a fitting centrepiece for Europe’s widest Street - O’Connell Street. The functioning part of the GPO is beautiful with the old counters retained where tellers sell stamps behind brass railings. It’s like being transported back in time....More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the guided tour, which I’d highly recommend as it brought the events of the Easter uprising to life through the exhibits and memorabilia. It cost €20 but was really worth it and the tour lasted about an hour. We got the history of...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first point of call on Sunday. Not open at 10.00. No signs outside. T. I. next door was unable to say whether it might open or not but said other people had complained about it not always being open. Waited until 11.00...More

Thank Eunice D
John H, Sales & Marketing Manager at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Eunice, I am sorry to hear that you did not get to visit and that you are disappointed. We are open daily and on Sundays/Bank Holidays we open at 12 noon (on the other days of the week we open at 10 am). Our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the start of the story of the 1915 Easter uprising. We did not know this and we did loads of other attractions first. So for us it tied all the things we had found out, been told and seen for ourselves. The exhibition...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I SO wanted to visit the famous GPO but as I was on my way to the airport and had my luggage with me they wouldn't allow me in. I completely understood, but was disappointed that they don't have something set-up for people getting the...More

Thank Bernadetteere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to Dublin it is a must see place as this is a real history lesson well worth stopping and have look

Thank Robert M
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29 May 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
19 May 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
dax R
4 January 2017|
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Response from John H | Property representative |
Dear dax R, thanks for your enquiry, we offer Spanish audio guides which cost €1 per audio guide in addition to the entrance fee. Regards John