Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin

4.7
#4 of 351 in Museums in Ireland
The history of Ireland is narrated by Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, home to award-winning exhibits and the guardian of personal stories for over 1.5 million people buried there. Dedicated to the known and the unknown who shaped the country's history and helped create the modern nation, the museum covers the burial rituals and beliefs of those who found their final resting place at the cemetery. While there, you can tour the graveyard itself or conduct a genealogy search for your family's history. Within the museum, pay special attention to the Milestone Gallery's timeline, an interactive exhibit outlining the lives of some of the most famous figures buried at the cemetery. Use our Dublin travel route builder app to add Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and other attractions to your Dublin vacation plans.
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  • We had a guided tour, it took us into the tower and around some of the more well known people burried there. It's a beautiful place for pictures, all the tombstones are so amazing and complex. I highl...  more »
  • I took 2 American guests here and booked the combined tour which included the Tower visit. The tour guide was clearly a history expert. This tour comes highly recommended and Irish people will enjoy i...  more »
  • Excellent job by the tour guide Katie as she provided a good bit of Irish humor and an in-depth knowledge of the cemetery residents. She included stories you may not read in the history books along wi...  more »
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  • Glasnevin Cemetery was one of the best places I visited in Dublin. The tour was grand; had Alan for a guide and he was just brilliant. Answered all my questions about Irish politics- I truly got a private history lesson of post-civil war Ireland. Climbed the tower for the great views. If you’re a history fan then you must make a trip to the City of the Dead
  • A highlight of our recent vacation in Dublin was a visit to Glasnevin. Who would expect to see open-topped tour buses, a gift shop, restaurant, tea terrace, museum, cinema and exhibition area in a cemetery and crematorium? We opted for the guided tour and were treated to a historical feast by Bridget, our well-informed and passionate guide. The grounds are kept immaculately and all the staff we spoke to were friendly and obliging.
  • Loved the tour and the re-enactment! The tour really made it worth the money and was an afternoon well spent. The museum was smaller than I expected and it was just alright. The grounds of the cemetery are beautiful though and I would recommend visiting!
  • Very informative tour of some of the greats of Ireland over many centuries. You get to see the O'Connell family crypt!! Well worth a visit, and Chris is a particularly informative guide. Don't miss this :-).
  • Absolutely loved this place. Took the historical tour. I can't recommend it enough!
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