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GPO Museum, Dublin

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GPO Museum invites you to experience the events of the 1916 rebellion from the perspective of both sides involved in the conflict. The highly immersive exhibit brings history to life by using interactive materials, such as videos, touch screens, and authentic artifacts like a Morse code translator. The onsite courtyard cafe is a great place to collect your thoughts over a cup of coffee or a plate of freshly baked scones. Amenities include a gift shop offering 1916 memorabilia and a range of souvenirs. GPO Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • No first-time visit to Dublin is complete without the tour of the GPO. The 17-minute movie does a great job of making the experience feel real, so be sure to watch it. 
    No first-time visit to Dublin is complete without the tour of the GPO. The 17-minute movie does a great job of making the experience feel real, so be sure to watch it.  more »
  • I really enjoyed the detailed infomrarion and displays. I think it should cost 10 Euros definitely not 15. Another thing would be to start with a very brief paragraph of what happened at the GPO... 
    I really enjoyed the detailed infomrarion and displays. I think it should cost 10 Euros definitely not 15. Another thing would be to start with a very brief paragraph of what happened at the GPO...  more »
  • Don't be fooled by the small size of this museum- it is VERY thorough! You'll need a good couple of hours here (I was 3 and a half!). The best part of this museum is the thoughtful, balanced view to....  more
    Don't be fooled by the small size of this museum- it is VERY thorough! You'll need a good couple of hours here (I was 3 and a half!). The best part of this museum is the thoughtful, balanced view to....  more »
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  • An excellent museum for anyone interested in the modern history of Ireland. Don't get me wrong but probably the most important museum to see if you are a tourist in Dublin. This one explains how Ireland obtains its independence generally speaking and also the events which took place at the General Post office. At first it looked a little bit too much anti England but then through the exhibition, you learn all the nuances on both sides, English and Irish. The scenography is amazing. One of the best I have ever seen. I was surprised by the designs of the elements exposed, the level of information and also the trail. Very clever way to present the events.
  • The staff was really sweet, that's always a plus on my list! As for the museum, I really liked the video showing the Easter Rising of 1916 that took place in Dublin. Apart from that, I found the exhibition a bit poor for the price. It was nice overall but not a must for your bucket list. If you had to choose between this museum and the museum of Ireland Emigration I would recommend the latter 100%. It's one of the best museum I've been too. Enjoy your stay in Dublin peps, Cheers,
  • This museum is a must for understanding the Republic of Ireland's independence movement. It covers one event - the 1916 Uprising - but in context to the larger movement happening at that moment, and the impact of WW1 on the situation. Highly curated, tight exhibits with engaging multimedia presentations that will reach a variety of people. Yes, I am a history buff - and this "little" museum is one of the best in Dublin. Get the audio tour, which is free with admission - that really helped to contextualize the whole experience. Spent 1.5 hours there, and really enjoyed the experience. Staff were friendly and efficient with admission process. *If you want a really thorough dive into Irish independence, and have a deeper understanding of the hundreds of years it took, pair this museum with the National Museum of Decorative and Military History. That museum is literally a Luas ride away from either the O'Connell or Abbey Street stops.
  • This museum is very well presented, with a lot of interesting information. They offer guided tours, and self guided tours. I took a self-guided tour, stopped at all the exhibits, watched all the videos, and barely spent more than an hour. It is an excellent museum with a lot of really great content, but it is small and a tad expensive. I suppose that preserving the historical site itself justifies the expense, though. That cost complaint aside, it is a very good primer for anyone who is unfamiliar with contemporary Irish history. It really gave me a launching point for subsequent book purchases and areas to walk about on my trip. I'd recommend it for sure.
  • It was 12 euros or 10 pounds UK pounds to get in.Dublin GPO Was the primary command center of the Easter insurgency. I watched a video. There were many extremely informative displays. The voyage to understand the Paschal uprising begins here.

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