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: €8.00 ; Child: €3.50

We recommend checking directly with the attraction for current opening hours.

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 check our Closures & Notices page for changes to opening hours.

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 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 priceless silver and Ireland’s first copy of Magna Carta. Additionally, the heart of the Patron Saint of Dublin, Laurence O’Toole resides in the Cathedral.

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.

For more information on special events, please check here.

The Cathedral is subject to closure for ceremonial events and services, sometimes at short notice – please check the website here, or call 01 6778099 for up to date closure information.

Hours of Operation:

March & October

Monday: 9.30pm – 6pm
Tuesday: 9.30pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 9.30pm – 6pm
Thursday: 9.30pm – 6pm
Friday: 9.30pm – 6pm
Saturday: 9.30pm – 6pm
Sunday: 12.30pm – 3.15pm & 4.30pm – 6pm

April – September

Monday: 9.30pm – 7pm
Tuesday: 9.30pm – 7pm
Wednesday: 9.30pm – 6pm (7pm in June, July & August)
Thursday: 9.30pm – 6pm (7pm in July & August)
Friday: 9.30pm – 7pm
Saturday: 9.30pm – 6pm
Sunday: 12.30pm – 3.15pm & 4.30pm – 7pm

November – February

Monday: 9.30pm – 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30pm – 5pm
Thursday: 9.30pm – 5pm
Friday: 9.30pm – 5pm
Saturday: 9.30pm – 5pm
Sunday: 12.30pm – 3.15pm

(Last admission is 45 mins before closing time).

How to get there:

Bus:13, 27, 40, 49, 54a, 56a, 68X, 77a, 77X, 123, 747. Please see Dublin Bus for further route options.

LUAS: Red Line to Four Courts stop

Train: Pearse Station

see the: full list of attractions included

Please see overview for opening times.
November - February
Monday 09.30 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct & Mar)
Tuesday 09.30 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct & Mar)
Wednesday 09.30 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct & Mar)
Thursday 09.30 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct & Mar)
Friday 09.30 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct & Mar)
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00 (18.00 Oct & Mar)
Sunday 12.30 - 15.15 (12.30 - 15.15 & 16.30 - 18.00 Oct & Mar)

Closed: 26th December

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Address:

Christchurch Place, Dublin 8

Telephone:

+353 1 677 8099