Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin

4.7
#6 of 365 in Museums in Ireland
The history of Ireland is narrated by Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, home to award-winning exhibits and the guardian of personal stories for over 1.5 million people buried there. Dedicated to the known and the unknown who shaped the country's history and helped create the modern nation, the museum covers the burial rituals and beliefs of those who found their final resting place at the cemetery. While there, you can tour the graveyard itself or conduct a genealogy search for your family's history. Within the museum, pay special attention to the Milestone Gallery's timeline, an interactive exhibit outlining the lives of some of the most famous figures buried at the cemetery. Use our Dublin travel route builder app to add Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and other attractions to your Dublin vacation plans.
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  • Had a great afternoon touring Glasnevin. Our tour guide was Irial (hope I got that right!) and he was fantastic, very informative with a little added humour. Anyone who has an interest in Irish...  more »
  • We did this cemetery tour with the gravedigger spooky tour . Was brilliant very eerie . Plots on here start from 160k . Some well known figures are buried there also . Highly recommend . Unearth...  more »
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  • The 2:30 tour and re-enactment of the Padraig Pierce speech is amazing. We have been 4 or 5 times and bring friends along when people visit. Try visiting the botanic gardens (there's a gate between the two). Finish up with tapas in the Gravediggers and a pint of Guinness. Perfect day out for those visiting dublin. Bridget is also an excellent tour guide on the cemetery tour.
  • Wow. I really like this place. The tour is fabulous and has many historical points if you are Irish or want to learn more. At Michael Collins grave the military perform a ritual at 2 pm everyday to honor this great man.
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