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Croke Park is one of Dublin's top visitor attractions and is consistently ranked as one of TripAdvisor’s top 5 Dublin attractions. It is a well worth a visit.
The GAA Museum
The GAA Museum offers an unrivalled state-of-the-art visitor experience! The museum celebrates Ireland’s unique national games of hurling and Gaelic football and features collections and exhibits which illustrate the rich history of these national games, highlighting the significant contribution the GAA has made - and continues to make - to Ireland’s cultural, social and sporting heritage.
The museum includes exhibition galleries, a Hall of Fame, match footage, and a magnificent new trophy display.
Visitors of all ages can also test out their own hurling and football skills in the interactive games zone – see how fast they can react, check out their passing skills, practice a fingertip save or the art of the high catch!
As well as its permanent exhibitions, the GAA Museum hosts a range of temporary exhibitions.
Croke Park Stadium Tours
You can explore this magnificent stadium on a guided Stadium Tour, enjoying a behind-the-scenes journey through this 82,300 capacity stadium. The all-access tour allows you follow in the footsteps of sporting legends as you visit the team dressing rooms before going pitch side and taking a seat in the VIP area. Enjoy panoramic views from the top tier of the stand – 30 meters above the famous pitch
The Etihad Skyline Rooftop Tour
Enjoy the best views of Dublin from the roof of the iconic Croke Park Stadium on the exciting new Etihad Skyline tour. The tour offers visitors unmatched panoramic city views and insights into Dublin’s celebrated landmarks combined with the thrill of walking on top of Europe’s third largest stadium.
Accompanied by an experienced tour guide, visitors will ascent to a walkway 44 metres above the ground to take in panoramic views of the Irish capital and find out more about Dublin’s key landmarks.
Skyline includes stops at five viewing platforms along Croke Park’s 0.6km rooftop walkway. Each stop gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the highlighted buildings and sites in their line of vision through multi-lingual audio guides.
Note: All tours include access to the GAA Museum
- Collections and exhibits, including the iconic Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy trophies.
- The GAA Players Hall of Fame
- Stadium tour with pitch side views, access to dressing rooms and VIP areas
- Etihad Skyline tours- unparalleled views of Dublin from 17 storeys high
- Interactive games area to test your football and hurling skills
- New café and gift shop
The GAA Museum is Open Year Round
January to May and September to December
Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday & Bank Holiday 10:30 - 17.00
June - August
Monday - Saturday 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday & Bank Holiday 10:30 - 17:00
Match Days: On match days, the GAA Museum usually opens at the same time as the turnstiles.
Note: Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the museum. Due to matches and events taking place in Croke Park, there will be alterations to the museum's opening hours and tour schedules.
GAA Museum & Croke Park Stadium and Skyline Tours
St. Joseph’s Avenue, Cusack Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3
T: +353 (0)1 819 2323
Closed: During Christmas times. See their website for details.
Last admission: 60 minutes before closing
Approx. visit duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Stadium Tours (includes GAA Museum Admission)
Senior (aged 65+): €10.00
Student (with valid ID): €10.00
Child (aged 3-11): €8.50
Toddler (aged 0-2): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children aged 3-11): €35.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children aged 3-11): €40.00
Etihad Skyline Tours (includes GAA Museum Admission)
Senior (aged 65+): €18.00
Student (with valid ID): €18.00
Child (aged 3-11): €12.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children aged 3-11): €52.00
GAA Museum Admission
Senior (aged 65+): €5.50
Student (with valid ID): €5.50
Child (aged 3-11): €4.50
Note: Pre-booking advisable for the Etihad Skyline Tour
Other Useful Information
Leaflets are free and available in Irish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish. Audio guides are provided for the Etihad Skyline Tour are provide free in Irish, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. General tours are provided in Irish and English.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
The Blackthorn Café at the GAA Museum offers a wide range of delicious home made salads, hot dishes and gourmet sandwiches made to order. Breakfast is served daily until 11.30, with hot lunch available from 12.00 - 15.00. It seats up to 100 and is open daily, including match days.
Stationary, giftware, posters/pictures, magnets, books and more.
Free car and coach parking on-site.
Partially wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.
Group rates available. Pre-booking required.
Free Wi-FI available.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- Fully accredited museum by the Heritage Council of Ireland 2015
- 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
- 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Winner
The GAA Museum is located under the Cusack Stand of Croke Park (Drumcondra, Dublin 3). The museum is accessed via St. Joseph's Avenue which is just off Clonliffe Road. Please note there is no access to the museum from the Hogan Stand side of the stadium.
By Car: Free car parking is available on-site. Access is via St. Josephs Avenue, off Clonliffe Road - turn on to St. Joseph's Avenue at the Daybreak convenience store on Clonliffe Road.
Walking: A 20 minute walk from O'Connell Street in the city centre.
Sightseeing Bus: Croke Park is Stop 24a on the Hop-on Hop-off City Sightseeing bus route
By Bus from O'Connell Street to Drumcondra Train Station: Dublin Bus operate the following routes - 1, 11, 13, 16, 44. The museum is approximately 10 minutes walk from the train station.
By Bus from Lower Abbey Street to Drumcondra Train Station: Dublin Bus operate the following routes - 33, 41, 41b, 41c
Visiting the Guinness Storehouse? Catch the number 123 bus from Thomas Street to Ballybough and from there the entrance to the GAA Museum is less than a five minute walk along Clonliffe Road.