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Avoid the Crowds:

Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising is expected to be extremely popular for the first couple of months after opening. We recommend that members of the public visit on weekday afternoons if possible and try to avoid visiting during the Irish school holidays.

Visitors may be asked to wait a short time before they can enter the new exhibition; in this event however the visitor can view the Museum’s other Exhibitions and Galleries or visit our award winning café.

If you wish to explore 1916, you can also visit Soldiers and ChiefsAsgard and Recovered Voices: The Stories of Irish at War, 1914-1915 or visit the neighbouring Arbour Hill Military History Cemetery.

Opening Times: 

Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 2pm- 5pm. 

Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Mondays.

Free Admission:  

Admission to the National Museum of Ireland is free.

Group Visits:

Guided and self-guided group visits to the new exhibition Proclaiming a Republic: The 1916 Rising are now booked up to June 2016. To make a group booking contact our Bookings Office.

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