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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 (Gaelic Athletic Association) is Ireland’s largest sporting organisation. It represents our unique national games of hurling and Gaelic football and is celebrated as one of the world’s greatest amateur sporting associations.
The GAA is at the heart of every community in Ireland and it’s fair to say that there are no other sports in the world more intertwined with a country’s identity, history and culture. The GAA is in our DNA. It’s what we love. It’s what we do.
If you really want to get under the skin of the Irish, a visit to Croke Park is a must. More than just a stadium, it’s the home of Gaelic games and it holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Irish people. Here, you’ll find passion and history pumping around every corner. Everything and everyone is brimming with pride, including our renowned Tour Guides who’ll have you hanging on every word.
The GAA Museum & Tours are the perfect way to truly immerse yourself in Irish culture – so don’t be surprised if you leave a little bit of your own heart behind in Croke Park!
For more information, visit https://crokepark.ie/gaamuseum
There are 3 Attractions in One:
Croke Park has been at the heart of Irish sporting life for over 100 years. With a capacity of 82,300, this magnificent stadium is actually the third largest in Europe.
Its size is only part of its greatness, however, as you’ll discover on this eye-opening, access-all-areas tour. From quirky insights into why Croke Park’s grass is always greener to learning about defining moments in Irish history, the passionate Tour Guides will take you on an inspiring journey around our national stadium.
Some of the highlights include taking a seat in the VIP area, getting a birds-eye view from the media centre, sneaking a peek inside the dressing rooms, and of course, walking in the footsteps of legends as you go pitchside through the players’ tunnel!
For more information, including tour times, prices and directions to the GAA Museum, see https://crokepark.ie/gaa-museum-tours/stadium-tours
Are you ready for a 17-storey high? Then bring your adventurous spirit (and your camera!) to Croke Park’s Skyline.
Located right in the heart of the city, this thrilling rooftop walkway is actually Dublin’s highest open-viewing platform and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Ireland’s vibrant capital from the mountains to the sea.
This Dublin City tour highlights all of the capital’s main landmarks while giving you an insight into its heartfelt history, told in a uniquely charming way by the charismatic Tour Guides. Then of course there’s the sporting highlight – the incredible view from the platform that’s suspended over the Croke Park pitch itself.
Multilingual audio guides are available on request to complement the live tour.
For more information, including tour times, prices and directions to the GAA Museum, see https://crokepark.ie/gaa-museum-tours/ericsson-skyline
A trip to Croke Park simply wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the treasured GAA Museum. Get ready to immerse yourself in the spine-tingling and completely unique story of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day.
This museum is like no other sporting museum you’ll ever visit. It not only celebrates Ireland’s national games, it also vividly brings to life how the GAA has contributed to our cultural, social and sporting heritage.
Featured exhibitions include the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups, the rousing Hall of Fame, and a whole floor dedicated to the games as they are today. When you’re done exploring, get a taste of the action in the popular Interactive Games Zone, where you can test your hurling and Gaelic football skills!
For more information, including opening times, prices and directions to the GAA Museum, see https://crokepark.ie/gaa-museum-tours/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
- Ericsson 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 09:30 - 17:00
Match Days: Tour schedules may vary on match days and other stadium event days. Please check in advance.
Note: Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the museum.
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+): €11.00
Student (with valid ID): €11.00
Child (aged 3-11): €9.00
Toddler (aged 0-2): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children aged 3-11): €38.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children aged 3-11): €40.00
Children under 3: Free of Charge
Ericsson 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
Family (2 adults & 3 children aged 3-11): €60.00
GAA Museum Admission
Senior (aged 65+): €6.00
Student (with valid ID): €6.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children aged 3-11): €18.00
Family (2 adults & 3 children aged 3-11): €20.00
Children under 3: Free of Charge
Note: Pre-booking online advisable for the Ericsson Skyline Tour. Visitors must be 1.2metres or taller to take the tour.
Other Useful Information
Leaflets to assist with the Croke Park Stadium Tour are free and available in Irish, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Polish. Audio guides are provided for the Ericsson Skyline Tour in Irish, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. All public tours are delivered in English.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
The Blackthorn Café at the GAA Museum offers a wide range of delicious homemade salads, hot dishes and gourmet sandwiches made to order. Breakfast is served daily until from 09.30 to 11.30, with hot lunch available from 12.00 - 15.00. The café seats up to 100 and is open daily, including match days.
Stationary, giftware, posters/pictures, magnets, books t-shirts, GAA products and more.
Free car and coach parking on-site.
The Croke Park Stadium Tour is fully wheelchair accessible and there is a wheelchair accessible toilet in the GAA Museum. Advance booking for wheelchair users is required for Ericsson Skyline tours.
Group rates available. Pre-booking required. Phone 01 8192374 for bookings / queries.
Free Wi-FI available.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- Fully accredited museum by the Heritage Council of Ireland 2015
- 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Winner
- 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
- 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award
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.