1. Ireland
  2. Leinster
  3. Dublin
  4. National Botanic Gardens, Ireland

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum: General History Tour

Product ID: 24123
Come visit Glasnevin Museum and take a historical tour of Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland's Necropolis. Learn about Ireland's rich history through the narratives of Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins and Eamon DeValera, among others.
About this activity
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Join a historical tour though the Glasnevin Cemetery, Ireland's Necropolis
  • Explore the Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
  • Browse the collection of Irish crafts, jewellery, historical books and other gift items in the museum's shop
  • Stop for a cup of tea in the Tower Cafe, a popular stop for locals and visitors alike
  • Climb the iconic O'Connell Tower and admire the spectacular views (if option selected)
Full description
Glasnevin Museum and Cemetery offers a dynamic interpretation of Ireland’s history told through the lives of the people buried in the necropolis. Discover the stories of Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Eamon DeValera, Countess Marckievicz and Brendan Behan to name but a few. Take a guided tour and explore the interesting and interactive exhibitions within the museum. 

With the afternoon tour, you'll enjoy dramatic re-enactments as part of your experience. Select the option including access to the O'Connell Tower and climb to the top of Ireland's largest round tower to enjoy panoramic views over the cemetery, Dublin, and the Irish Sea. Visit the museum shop and browse the heritage books, designer crafts and other gifts, or stop for refreshments at the Tower Cafe.
  • Guided tour (1.5 hours)
  • Entry to museum and exhibition area
  • 10% off in the Tower Café
  • Genealogy voucher worth EUR 5.00 which allows people to search the extensive burial records at Glasnevin

Prepare for the activity

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (winter) or 6:00 PM (summer)
• Re-enactments take place at 2:30 PM
• This tour takes place outdoors so visitors are advised to wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing
• Ticket sales are limited to 5 per person
• Awarded winner of Best Cultural Experience in Ireland at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards
• Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is easily accessed by public transport from the city center by bus numbers 9, 40 or 140
• Access is available via pedestrian gateway from the National Botanic Gardens
• Parking is available
• The museum and tour are wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 147 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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If you're looking to learn more about Ireland's prominent historical figures this is the tour for you. The guide was very knowledgeable and well-spoken. Don't book if you're after ghost stories, ghoulish facts etc as this tour is purely about the people buried there and their impact on Ireland's past and present.

July 3, 2019

Very informative!

This tour was jam-packed with stories! Our guide was a great presenter. He spoke a mile a minute, so it was hard to stay concentrated for the whole duration. We really enjoyed the cemetary and the museam. Tip: check downstairs for really good overview of different religions and the different post mortem beliefs.

October 16, 2018

February 8, 2020

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Product ID: 24123