GPO Witness History Museum

GPO Witness History Museum is an immersive, interactive and engaging experience telling the compelling story of the 1916 Easter Rising & Modern Irish History.

GPO Witness History Museum is a permanent visitor attraction located within the historic GPO (General Post Office) building on O’Connell Street, Dublin. The experience is one of the newest Dublin Museums and it is one of the top attractions to explore.

GPO Visitor Centre

History will come to life as you experience events from both sides of the conflict and through the eyes of bystanders caught in the crossfire through electronic touch screens, video, audio visual booths, sound and authentic artefacts at The GPO Witness History Visitor Centre.

The General Post Office is the centrepiece of Dublin’s grandest ceremonial street – O’Connell Street. The GPO was designed by Francis Johnston in 1814. GPO Witness History has won numerous awards including the Micheletti Award at the European Museum Academy Awards (2017) and Best Cultural Experience at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards.

The GPO and the 1916 rising

The events of Easter Week shaped this country’s history and the GPO was at the centre of it all. The historic and tumultuous Easter Rising set into motion an unstoppable chain of events which would ultimately lead to the creation of the Irish Republic. Read more on The GPO Witness History Site. 


Shannon Heritage is constantly looking at ways to enhance our customer experiences with value adding products and services.

We are delighted to offer our customers an Annual Membership programme that offers many benefits to users. 

Both cards offer special admission rates to all Shannon Heritage day visitor attractions and evening entertainments in Counties: Clare, Limerick, Galway and Dublin. 

Members can also avail of discounts on all purchases at Shannon Heritage operated Tea Rooms and Gift Shops.

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