Winner of the Micheletti Award at the European Museum Academy Awards 2017

The GPO, in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, was the communications hub of Ireland and the centre of events during the 1916 Easter Rebellion – more commonly referred to as the 1916 Rising.

This new world class attraction brings to life the personal stories of those involved and impacted upon by this event, which was the catalyst for the foundation of the democratic state.

GPO Witness History is located in the iconic GPO (General Post Office) building on O’Connell St., Dublin. The GPO was the headquarters of the 1916 Easter Rising which would ultimately lead to the creation of the Irish Republic. The visitor attraction focuses on the Rising, the aftermath of this rebellion and modern Irish history up to the present time. The visitor centre also includes the first ever exhibition on the Irish flag. This engaging and interactive experience brings history to life though electronic touch screens video, audio visual booths, sound and authentic artefacts—many previously unseen.

  • Read the 1916 proclamation – one of the most important documents of modern Irish history
  • Experience eye witness accounts of the dramatic events
  • Observe authentic artefacts of the era
  • Café and retail gift store overlooking the historic courtyard
Open Year Round

Opening Times

Mon to Sat 10:00–17:30
Sun & Bank Holidays 12:00–17:30
Jul & Aug (Late opening Thursday) 10:00–20:00

Last admission 1 hr before closing
Closed Jan 01, Mar 17, Easter Sunday, Dec 23–26 inclusive. Opening times may be subject to change, check website


Admission Prices 2018:

Adult: €14.00
Senior (aged 65+): €9.00
Student (with valid ID): €9.00
Child (aged 5+) from €7.00
Child (U5) Free
Family from €35.00

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

LANGUAGES:  Audio guides in French, German, Spanish & Italian

Café overlooking the historic courtyard

Retail gift store on-site

Paid car and coach parking available nearby

ACCESSIBILITY: Disabled access throughout

Getting There

O’Connell Street, Dublin city centre

Map Location: 53.349346, -6.260574
Contact GPO Witness History

O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland

Eircode: D01 F5P2
T: +353 (0)1 872 1916
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