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The GPO Museum

The GPO Museum
The award-winning GPO Museum is a must-see on any visit to Dublin. The museum is located within one of Ireland’s most famous buildings, the GPO (General Post Office) in the heart of the city. See Irelands history from revolution to modern times dramatically unfold before your eyes!

The GPO building was the communications hub of Ireland and headquarters of the men and women who took part in the 1916 Easter Rising. The Easter Rising set in motion an unstoppable chain of events which would ultimately lead to the creation of the Irish Republic. This spectacular experience focuses on the Easter Rising, the aftermath and also how Ireland has developed since. Key moments that shaped Ireland’s history are brought to life through electronic touch screens, video, audio visual booths, sound and authentic artefacts. A highlight of the visit is the film which was specially created for the experience.

The Iconic GPO building is the headquarters of the post office in Ireland as well as being an enduring symbol of freedom and a place of commemoration. The original building was built in 1818 and it remains one of the oldest operating postal headquarters in the world.

The museum also features the first ever permanent exhibition on the Irish Flag. In 1848 Thomas F. Meagher flew the Irish flag for the first time in Waterford.

For further information visit www.gpowitnesshistory.ie.
For bookings contact +353 (0) 1 872 1916 or email [email protected]sshistory.ie