Come visit Glasnevin Museum and take a historical tour of Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland's Necropolis. Learn about Ireland's rich history through the narratives of Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins and Eamon DeValera, among others.
What to Expect
Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery offers a dynamic interpretation of Ireland’s history told through the lives of the people buried in Ireland’s necropolis.
We have access to a rich narrative of Ireland told through the stories of Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Eamon DeValera, Countess Marckievicz and Brendan Behan to name but a few. We offer daily tours and plenty of interesting and interactive exhibitions.
Glasnevin Museum is easily accessed by public transport from the city centre by bus number 140. The Glasnevin Trust shop has plenty to choose from for the perfect gift including heritage books, designer craft ware and jewellery.
The Tower Cafe located in the museum serves high quality food and refreshments and is available for group bookings. A number of pubs and restaurants are located in the vicinity. John Kavanagh's, known locally as the Grave Digger's, is located at the original gate of the cemetery and shares in a wealth of history.
Glasnevin Museum is situated beside the National Botanic Gardens. Parking is available on site, and the museum and the tour are wheelchair accessible.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00 Monday-Sunday
Monday to Sunday
11:30 - General History Tour
14:30 - General History Tour
General History Tour
Interactive exhibitions, dramatic re-enactments and daily walking tours visiting many of the renowned figures that shaped Ireland including Charles Stewart Parnell, Roger Casement, Eamon De Valera, Michael Collins, Constance Markievicz, Brendan Behan, Luke Kelly and Daniel O'Connell. An unique opportunity to gain an understanding of Ireland's complex and fascinating history. Visit inside Daniel O'Connell's Celtic Romantic designed Crypt and iconic tower, the tallest in Ireland, forms part of the tour.
Please bear in mind re-enactments only take place during the tours beginning at 14:30 each day.
- Guided tour (1.5 hours)
- Entry to museum and exhibition area
- 10% off in the Tower Café
- Genealogy voucher worth EUR 5.00 which allows people to search the extensive burial records at Glasnevin
Know Before You Go
Opening hours are 09:00 to 18:00 (museum, shop and Tower Café) daily and the first tour starts at 09:30. Visit the museum, explore the shop or have something to eat in the café.
Private guides are allocated to groups over 10 people. So if you are a group of 10 or more people please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Awarded winner of Best Cultural Experience in Ireland at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards.