Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin

4.7
#2 of 324 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 our second guided tour of Glasnevin in as many years. Different tour, same excellent tour guide. Each has seemed like a semester in Irish history in a couple of hours. I can't think of any ot...  more »
  • Went on the 1:30 tour. Guide Niall Oman was excellent - got us to the re-enactment of the Pearse oration right on time! Full of interesting information about Glasnevin and other Dublin facts.  more »
  • Absolutely first class. The tour guide was very interesting and entertaining. The cafe and facilities wrre excellent  more »
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  • This is the most amazing and beautiful cemetery I have ever visited. It's full of so much history. Our tour guide John Scanlon was the best tour guide we have ever had. His knowledge seemed endless and he had a great sense of humor.
  • A very underrated tour location. Best value tour in Dublin. I think it was 3 hours. Guide knows what she's talking about. Very interesting, a must see. Only place you get to say that you touched The Liberator's coffin! So many and unexpected famous plots
  • I visited the Cemetery today with three friends. We did the tour, which was most interesting and entertaining. Our guide was Niall and we would like to thank him and highly recommend him as a tour guide. The Museum was very interesting and informative. We had lunch in the Restaurant and would like to thank the people who run it - the food and service were excellent. Overall we had a wonderful few hours, but must say the only sour note to the day was the cost of the car park, which we all thought was outrageous. I paid €10.00 for having parked for almost four and a half hours and my friends, who arrived later than I, paid the same amount.
  • Great museum a little pricey for a tour but learned a lot
  • A great guided tour with a very knowledgeable guide. O' Connell's tomb was a highlight. Museum and restaurant very good too!

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