GPO Witness History

GPO Witness History is a brand new permanent visitor attraction in the iconic GPO building on O’Connell Street, Dublin. One of the newest Dublin Museums and top attractions to explore, this visitor centre is an Irish Tourism Industry Award winner for the best cultural experience over 100,000 people.

This highly immersive and engaging exhibition puts you right inside the GPO during Easter Week in 1916.

History will come to life as you experience events from both sides of the conflict and through the eyes of bystanders caught in the crossfire through electronic touch screens, video, audio visual booths, sound and authentic artefacts – many previously unseen.

You’ll be immersed in the action as you compose newspaper reports, examine the original copy of the Proclamation and send Morse code to declare the Irish Republic by radio.

After the exhibition, you can relax and reflect in the café and retail store overlooking the courtyard. The courtyard is also home to a commissioned sculpture called ‘They are of us all’, commemorating the forty children who died during the Easter Rising.

The GPO is not only the headquarters of the post office in Ireland, it is the birthplace of Irish communications.

Admission fee:

Adult €12
Student €8
Children 0-5yrs €0
Children 6-13yrs €7
Children 14 - 18yrs €9
Family 2+4 €36
Family 2+2 €31

Opening Hours:

Open Monday – Sunday
Mon – Sat – 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Last Admission 4:30 pm
Sun and Bank Holidays – 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Last admission 4:30 pm

Closed New Year’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day (Dec 26th)


GPO O'Connell Street, Dublin 1

5/10 minutes walk from the Castle Hotel.

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