GPO Witness History Visitor Centre

O’Connell St. Lower, Dublin 1

GPO Witness History is a new permanent visitor attraction located in the historical and iconic GPO building on O’Connell Street, Dublin. This highly interactive and spectacular visitor attraction focuses on the 1916 Easter Rising, the aftermath of this rebellion and also how Ireland has developed since. Experience the events from an eyewitness perspective of active participants on both sides and bystanders caught in the middle. This engaging and interactive experience brings history to life though electronic touch screens, video, audio visual booths, sound and authentic artefacts – many previously unseen.

Relax afterwards in the café and browse the gift shop which overlooks the courtyard. This iconic venue is also available for private functions and events.


Visit the Official Site

Book tickets online



Open Daily


Monday – Saturday
10:00 am – 5:30 pm (last Admission 4.30 pm)

Sunday & Bank Holidays

12 pm – 5.30 pm (last admission 4.30 pm)

Closed New Year’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Easter Sunday, 23rd December,  Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephens Day

(Please note opening times may be subject to change, check our website for confirmed times)



General Post Office and the 1916 Easter Rising

The General Post Office is the centrepiece of Dublin’s grandest ceremonial street – O’Connell Street. It was the communications hub of Ireland and the centre of events during the 1916 Easter Rising.

Today, the GPO continues to hold a unique place in the hearts of Irish people. Considering all that it has witnessed, it is truly remarkable that this building retains its original function two centuries on. The events of Easter Week shaped this country’s history and the GPO was at the centre of it all.


GPO Witness History is a truly unique space available for private events. This iconic building offers a unique surrounding for a reception or sit down dinner, right at the very heart of Dublin.

To enquire about holding an event at GPO Witness History, please contact us by email at


GPO Witness History offers engaging and informative tours to students of all ages.

  • This highly interactive and immersive exhibition links closely to various elements of both the primary and secondary school curricula. Activity sheets are available
  • Tours available as Gaeilge (must be pre-booked)
  • Animators interact with students which brings the history of the period to life

Booking is essential
Contact Central Reservations at or Tel: 01 872 1916

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