Free entry to the Crypt and 'Treasures of Christ Church'

Christ Church Cathedral

  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Christ Church Cathedral

Dublin Pass Benefits:

Free entry to the Crypt and 'Treasures of Christ Church'
Normal Price: Adult: €6.00 ; Child: €2.00

Dublin’s oldest building and spiritual heart of the city, Christ Church Cathedral was founded in 1030 by King Sitriuc Silkbeard and Dunan, the first Bishop of Dublin. The most historic building and arguably one of the most important in terms of its rich cultural significance, Christ Church Cathedral is a must-visit when you’re in the city. The Dublin Pass grants you free entry into the crypt and into the ‘Treasures of Christ Church’ exhibition to learn more about the role of Christ Church and Dublin’s history.

Please note: Changes to Opening Hours
- 17 March: Due to St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Cathedral will be open from 11.30 - 14.30 (may vary due to crowd control)
- 21 March: Crypt closed at 17.00, last admission 16.15
- 25 March: Closed at 12.00, last admission 11.15
- 27, 28, 30 March: Crypt closed at 17.00, last admission 16.15

Highlights:

  • Gothic nave
  • Cathedral crypt
  • Secular carvings
  • Stained glass windows

Did you know

- Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest building in Dublin city

- The medieval cathedral crypt is believed to be the largest crypt in Britain and Ireland, measuring over 63m in length, built in the 1170s

- Christ Church Cathedral is located in the old centre of medieval Dublin

Things to see:

Crypt & Treasures of Christ Church Exhibition

The medieval crypt is a fascinating part of this historic building where visitors can discover fascinating artefacts, memorials and the famous mummified ‘cat and the rat’. This unusual pair are two of the most visited exhibits of the crypt and were even mentioned in James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake. The Treasures of Christ Church exhibition is well worth a visit, where visitors can see old religious relics including a piece of Jesus’ crib and the heart of the Patron Saint of Dublin, Laurence O’Toole.

Evensong

The choir of Christ Church Cathedral is the most prestigious choir in Dublin and one of the most reputed in Ireland. Singing four times a week, Evensong is a must-visit to catch the spiritual songs of this historic choir. As an institution which dates back to the 15th century, the church choir is an important part of religious worship at Christ Church and one not to be missed.

We advise you to check the Christ Church Cathedral website for updates and service times which might affect opening hours.

How to get there:

    Bus: 90, 49, 54a, 65b, 123
    LUAS: Red Line to Four Courts stop
    Train: Pearse Station

see the: full list of attractions included

May - September
Monday 09.30 - 19.00
Tuesday 09.30 - 19.00
Wednesday 09.30 - 19.00
Thursday 09.30 - 19.00
Friday 09.30 - 19.00
Saturday 09.30 - 19.00
Sunday 12.30 – 15.30 & 16.30 – 19.00
Last Admission: 45 mins before closing
November - February
Monday 09.00 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct, Mar, Apr)
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct, Mar, Apr)
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct, Mar, Apr)
Thursday 09.00 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct, Mar, Apr)
Friday 09.00 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct, Mar, Apr)
Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct, Mar, Apr)
Sunday Closed

Closed: 25th - 26th December

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Address:

Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Telephone:

+353 1 677 8099