GPO Museum
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
About
The GPO Museum is 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 and browse the gift shop which overlooks the courtyard. This iconic venue is also available for private functions and events.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • GAR
    221 contributions
    Essential museum
    I think this museum is essential to anyone visiting Dublin. It tells the story of the Easter Rising in 1916 and the aftermath. The audio guide was excellent, as was the immersive 17 minute movie which told the events of the rising. There were some very interesting artefacts on display, and some interactive exhibits. The museum draws on individual stories from all sides - rebel, British and bystander, and this made the history come alive for me
    Hi Gioia, Thanks for your five star review and I am delighted to hear that you found the experience informative. Regards John
    Written 3 May 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 April 2023
  • GillyMegs247
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom26 contributions
    Informative expereince
    Found this museum very interesting. Lots to of exhibits to read about. Came awa ywith a better understanding of Irish history. The actual Post Office in the same building is also worth a look. It is magnificent.
    Hi GillyMegs247, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and great to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Regards John
    Written 3 May 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Úna C
    33 contributions
    Super Tour
    As a family of 3 adults we went on the guided tour today Saturday. Our guide shared lots of wonderful information on the 1916 Rising in a clear and logical order The tour took 1 hour and you could go back through the exhibits again afterwards. There is an audio guide available if you can't avail of the tour and 2 videos to sit and enjoy too. I would recommend the self guided tour for children as they can go at their own pace and engage with the interactive displays on the exhibition.
    Hi Una, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and thanks for the five stars. Regards John
    Written 3 May 2023
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    Visited June 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 April 2023
  • jxx9595
    1,467 contributions
    You really need to use the audio guide
    The museum does a really good job of explaining the very complicated politics of Ireland and Irish independence. The actual exhibits are okay, but they don't tell the story. You must listend to the audio guide. That guide is worth 5 stars, but the museum overall earns only four.
    Hi jxx9595, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and great to hear that you found the audio-guides to be beneficial. Regards John
    Written 14 June 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Written 19 May 2023
  • Norman L
    Gainesville, Florida139 contributions
    Skilled Explanation of a Complicated Event
    One of the finest historical museums anywhere. This one offers unvarnished insight into the Easter Rising, warts and all. It contextualizes the revolution, both before and after. and in the upstairs hallway connects it to the Troubles. Unlike museums that overwhelm with detail, this one tells a comprehensible story. The audio guide is great, as are the displays, and they complement rather than compete. We spent 2+ hours and count it a privilege to get a better understanding of this nation’s history — and present. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
    Hi proflewis, Thanks for your glowing comments about the museum, much appreciated. Regards, John
    Written 14 June 2023
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    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 May 2023
  • TwoputtandMore
    Ormond Beach, Florida185 contributions
    GPO Tour, History of Fight for Independence
    The GPO or General Post Office Museum has a guided tour that offers an excellent story of the Irish people and their fight to gain independence. The tour guide was very informative. Highly recommend this tour if you are in Dublin.
    Hi TwoputtandMore, Thanks for your five star review. Regards John
    Written 14 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Gretchen W
    2 contributions
    GPO visit a grand Dublin memory
    Quick ride on the Luas to the GPO. on June 4, 2023. As I passed the bullet riddled exterior, I was thrilled to experience the bustling activity in this still operating post office This venerable site is a triumph to the Irish spirit. The adjacent museum , created to commemoratie the centennial of the 2016 Easter Uprising, is a history buff's treasure The excellent audio tour directed me through the displays that incoreporate large well captioned photos, realia like uniforms and personal artifacts of the time. Videos with historic footage and contemporary historal comentary play in small alcoves with seating for one or two. Good spots to stop and reflect on the fierce passion for Irish independence that led to the Uprising. I was alone, but there were families with school age children who seemed intrigued. A very well behaved small group of high school age girls were obviously on assignment...taking the experience very seriously as they made notes as they explored the exhibit at their own pace. Museum was plesantly busy but not overcrowded. The gift shop has a fine selection of children's and adult books on the Uprising, the whole era, and biographies of the Irish heros. The "souvenirs" are tasteful. Card, posters, great tee shirts and sweatshirts and a small selection of other nice items.
    Hi gretchenw447, Thanks for your five star review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I like your reference to the museum being a '....history buff's treasure'! Regards John
    Written 4 July 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Luke C
    5 contributions
    Revolutionary Sports Tour with Greg
    Me and my Dad went on the revolutionary sports tour in the GPO museum and it was worth it 👍 Greg was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and friendly. His knowledge of sports and Irish history is extraordinary. I highly recommend you do the guided tour when you visit the GPO museum.
    Hi Luke, Thanks for your five star review, much appreciated. Great to hear that you found the 'Revolutionary Sports Tour' imparted by Greg to be informative. Regards John
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Trek00985375843
    1 contribution
    Revolutionary Sports Tour-GPO
    We attended the revolutionary sports tour. The tour was based around the Irish war of independence and how sports played a culturally significant part, not only in the war, but modern Irish society. The tour guide did an amazing job and was very thorough in covering every specific detail of the more obscure characters throughout the fight for Irish independence: Would highly recommend to anyone who is both interested in sport/history. Will give you a whole new perspective of the role that sport has played in shaping Ireland.
    Hi Trek00985375843, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and for the five star rating. Great to hear that you enjoyed our 'Revolutionary Sports Tour', it has been well received by visitors. Regards John
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Yvonne G
    1 contribution
    An amazing experience. Totally enjoyed it.
    I went with my eleven year old son who pestered me for the last year and a half to take him to the GPO museum. The guided tour is via a headset which is approximately an hour and an half. We really enjoyed the film which told the events of the rising. There are a lot of artefacts on display from the 1916 rising. My son truly enjoyed it and hasn’t stop talking about it since. The staff were amazing and friendly and the place was spotlessly clean. I would highly recommend a visit to the GPO. Make sure to have a coffee from the cafe and sit out in the courtyard it’s so peaceful there. The museum shop is a must. Really enjoyed it.
    Hi Yvonne, Thanks for your five star review. We are delighted to hear that you and your son enjoyed your visit to the GPO Museum and that you found it informative. , Great to also hear that you enjoyed our cafe and gift shop and by the way both are open to the public so no museum ticket required. Regards John
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
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Aoife
11 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Bhain mé an sult as an turais seo! Fiú má bhfuil an stair ar eolas agat bhí go leor le fhoghlaim anseo! Go háirithe ó Seán, ár treorí! Bhí sé co deas and an eolas aige agus go léir tríd meán na Gaeilge! Bo cheart go mbeadh sé i gceannas ar na turais ar fad!! Go raibh míle maith agat Seán!!
~Aoife

I had a great time on this tour! Even if you know the history there was loads to learn here! Especially from Seán, our guide! He was very kind and knowledgeable and the tour completely through Gaeilge! He should be in charge of every tour!! Thank you so much Seán!!
~Aoife
Written 3 February 2024
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Hi Aoife, Thanks for your five star review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Irish language tour. Regards John
Written 6 February 2024
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Mary M
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Friends
Went on the guided tour about women in the 1916 rising. It was fantastic, the lady who guided us (am sorry I can’t remember her name🙈🙈) was informative and very interesting. Told us about women I never heard of and the incredible influence they had on our history.
Will do it again.
Congratulations to all in An Post.
Written 1 February 2024
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Hi Mary, Thanks for your five star review and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Rebel Women Tour. We would be delighted to welcome you on any upcoming special tours. Regards John
Written 2 February 2024
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Salvatore
Naples, Italy86 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Don't expect a big museum, it's nothing more than a room in which you can find informations and you can learn more about the easter rising (1916) when Irish men and women fought for become indipendent from the English . What I loved the most was the movie displayed every 15 minutes. At time of my visit I already knew some informations about the Easter rising so I have found this museum very engaging.
Written 27 January 2024
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Hi Salvotraveler, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and great to hear that you found the experience informative.
Written 2 February 2024
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Wayne P
Cleveland, OH183 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
The Post Office in Dublin was headquarters for the Easter Revolution in 1916. The building itself is interesting inside and I was there at Christmas and it was dressed up for the holidays. The Museum is about the Irish fight for Independence and was educational and had an interesting movie. There is also a place to get coffee and some food attached to the GPO Museum
Written 16 January 2024
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Hi TheMoneyNut, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience and we are delighted to hear that you found it informative. Regards John
Written 18 January 2024
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L H
Chicago, IL1,913 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
A must-see for anyone interested in the history of Ireland/its struggle for freedom. An audio tour device is included with the €15 entry fee; staff are very nice/helpful. The exhibit is laid out well with good lighting/lots of different types of artifacts; there’s a small gift shop. Of further interest may be “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”; a film focused on the battle that took place in this post office (bullet holes from which still exist on the façade and nearby monuments).
Written 24 November 2023
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Hi 314LH, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and great to get an endorsement that we are a must-see for those interested in history. Regards John
Written 28 November 2023
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Garrett P
Aylesbury, UK236 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Being a fan of Sean O Casey plays, I wanted to walk along O Connell Street and see for myself the GPO Building and the bullet holes within the building exterior and it's pillars. I was pleasantly surprised that there was a museum within the building which really helped in filling in the blanks of my knowledge of the 1916 Easter Uprising. I really enjoyed the experience (the museum NOT the Uprising) and would certainly recommend it as part of your visit to Dublin. Next door to the museum, within the same building, is a functioning, beautiful looking post office which is worth a look too.
Written 15 November 2023
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Hi 870garrettp, Thanks for taking the time to review and great to hear that you found the museum experience to be worthwhile. Regards John
Written 16 November 2023
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mayccm2018
Hong Kong, China511 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
This museum was informative - lots of exhibits and excellent films to realize Irish history. Good location. Staff were friendly and helpful. Enjoyable experiences!
Written 8 November 2023
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Hi mayccm2018, Great to hear that you found the museum experience engaging and informative. Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. Regards John
Written 10 November 2023
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SurreyShamrock
Surrey41 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Informative , well laid out displays with an excellent video film to set the scene . Lots of artefacts and touching finally to understand the part my grandfather played during the Easter Rising .
Written 24 October 2023
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Hi SurreyShamrock, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to the museum. Great to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Regards John
Written 26 October 2023
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Mike J
Edinburgh, UK8 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I learnt so much about the rising and Ireland's split from the UK. The exhibition was fantastic, their staff were friendly and very helpful. This is a must visit for a true Dublin experience!
Written 18 October 2023
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Hi whiskysnaps, Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at the museum. We agree, its a 'true Dublin experience' for sure! Regards John
Written 20 October 2023
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ianbeavis
Los Angeles, CA666 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
A highly detailed, well executed presentation of the lead up, rebellion and its aftermath. Quite a mess from every side that continues to this day
Written 15 October 2023
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Hi ianbeavis, Thanks for your five star review and great to hear that you found the content to be informative. Regards John
Written 20 October 2023
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