Dublin's Visitor Attractions

GPO Witness History

GPO Witness History is a brand new permanent visitor attraction in the iconic GPO building on O’Connell Street, Dublin.

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.

  • Operating Hours

    1 Jan – 31 Dec

    MON 09:00 – 17:30
    TUES 09:00 – 17:30
    WED 09:00 – 17:30
    THU 09:00 – 17:30
    FRI 09:00 – 17:30
    SAT 09:00 – 17:30
    SUN 09:00 – 17:30
  • Exceptions
    New Years Day closed
    St Patricks Day closed
    Good Friday 09:00 – 17:30
    Easter Monday 09:00 – 17:30
    May Day 09:00 – 17:30
    June Holiday 09:00 – 17:30
    August Holiday 09:00 – 17:30
    October Holiday 09:00 – 17:30
    Christmas Day closed
    St Stephens Day closed

(subject to change)

Who isn’t keen to make sure they experience the best things to do in Dublin?

Everyone has their own bucket list – from pouring the perfect pint, to touring Temple Bar and visiting the historic Trinity College.

If you have one, two or three days allocated to tourism in Dublin, and know you plan to take the Hop-on/Hop-off bus, to visit the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, the DublinPass is your best buy.

It includes admission to the Hop-on/Hop-off bus, Guinness, Jameson and a number of other attractions; it all depends how many places you want to visit in one-to-three days. And this is will give you extra time to visit GPO Witness History.

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