Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin

4.7
#5 of 366 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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  • This was a very worthwhile Genealogy Day on 27 April 2019. Wish I could find the right way to give praise for this day. Thank you Lynn and all the people who gave of their time and expertise so genero...  more »
  • This place is far from what you would expect from a cemetery what with its mix of themed tours. Lively ,funny, sad and uplifting. A great walk with old and new friends. Learnt lots and even made it up...  more »
  • Had a wonderful tour of glasnevin cemetery with a great guide called irial O’Connell. He certainly knew his stuff.  more »
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  • Fantastic. Wonderful staff. Helpful genealogist on site. Worth an hour or two, whether you are searching for your ancestor’s grave, visiting the tombs of the famous (fallen heroes of the Easter Uprising, Knights, and writer’s are among the more than one million Dubliners buried here), or learning about the Influenza Epidemic that killed tens of thousands during and after The Great War (WWI). Oh, and the cafeteria is exceptional. I had one of the best meals of my time in Dublin and it was one of the least expensive! Add this to your list of places to see in Dublin.
  • Tour is very informative and high standard. Staff very helpful. Improved records nearly every time I've seen there (3+).
  • Museum is very good and tour of famous graves entertaining and informative.anyone Irish who was anyone is buried here. Watch tower can be climbed giving a great view. Well worth a visit
  • Everyone should visit here, huge amount of learning to be had great facilities especially the guided tour which is very interesting. Also a large cafe. There is a crematorium. Overall it is very tranquil,
  • Excellent museum to visit. Lovely friendly and informative staff. Beautiful restaurant. Steeped in our most important historical facts and figures from Irish history. A must when visiting Dublin...and don't forget the best view of all of Dublin city from the tip of O Connell tower!!
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