Free entry to GPO Witness History Exhibition

GPO Witness History Exhibition

  • GPO Witness History Exhibition
  • GPO Witness History Exhibition
  • GPO Witness History Exhibition
  • GPO Witness History Exhibition

Dublin Pass Benefits:

Free entry to GPO Witness History Exhibition
Normal Ticket Price: Adult: €14.00, Child: €7.00

Dublin’s General Post Office is one of Dublin’s key historic attractions and hot topic among the history of the Easter Rising.

Winner of the Micheletti Award at the 2017 European Museum Academy Awards, GPO Witness History is a historical must-see when in Dublin. Learn about the 1916 Easter Rising and modern Irish history, free with the Dublin Pass. 

One of the oldest operating postal headquarters in the world, Dublin's General Post Office has witnessed over two centuries of Irish history and is one of the country's most famous and iconic buildings. 

Highlights:

  • Iconic symbol of Irish Independence
  • Learn about Modern Irish History
  • Easter Rising 1916 headquarters
  • The 1916 Proclamation
  • Multi-lingual audio guides available
  • Multi-sensory exhibitions

Dublin Pass Tips

  • Send a postcard home from this historic landmark! - as an operating postal office and one of the most famous buildings in Irish history, create the ultimate souvenir for family back home from your trip to Ireland.

Did you know

- The GPO building was the communications hub of Ireland and served as headquarters to those taking part in the 1916 Easter Rising

-  The façade is all that remains of the original building, the rest was destroyed by fire in the Easter Uprising

-  The building was the last of the Georgian buildings erected in the capital in 1814

Things to see:

New for 2018 - Thomas F. Meagher Foundation Exhibition

New addition to the visitor experience, the first-ever permanent exhibition on the Irish Flag, it commemorates the 170th anniversary of the first flying of the Irish Tricolour in 1848 by Thomas F. Meagher. 

Witnessing History Exhibition

This spectacular award winning experience focuses on the 1916 Easter Rising and Modern Irish History.  Learn about the fascinating  story of modern Irish history from all sides through authentic artefacts, personal tales and photographs, electronic touch screens, video, audio visual booths and sound.

The 1916 Proclamation

Visitors to this exhibition can also see one of the last remaining original copies of the 1916 Proclamation, one of the most important documents of modern Irish history. Written mostly by Patrick Pearse, this document  is one of the very few to have survived the destruction of Easter Week. Now on display at GPO Witness History,  it has never been so topical so make sure you don’t miss it!

How to get there:

  • LUAS: Red Line to O’Connell Street, Abbey Street Stop; Green Line to O’Connell – GPO stop

see the: full list of attractions included

Monday 10.00 - 17.30
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.30
Thursday 10.00 - 17.30
Friday 10.00 - 17.30
Saturday 10.00 - 17.30
Sunday 12.00 - 17.30
Last Admission: 16.30

Closed: New Year's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter Sunday, 23 December, 24 December, 25 December, 26 December

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Address:

General Post Office, O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1, D01 F5P2

Telephone:

+353 (0) 1 816 9538