Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, Dublin

4.7
#5 of 362 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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  • Glasnevin Cemetery is so beautiful and peaceful. Walk in silence through its arbored ailes and be amazed by its old and unique tombstones. Pretty celtic crosses, simple crosses or just squared plaques...  more »
  • Our tour guide was great. Had an unusual name which I cant remember & was a descendant of Danuel O Connell!  more »
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  • This is an absolutely incredible place. It represents the whole history of modern day Ireland. A tour is essential though. The wonderful Warren, who showed us around, was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to give us great insights into the individuals' lives and deaths. I normally do not enjoy 'tours' but this was more like a clever friend chatting with you. Just absolutely great!
  • Wanted to do this for so long and eventually got around to do it. Paddy was our guide for the two hours. Absolute Gent, very knowledgeable and very easy to listen too unlike some tour guides who just run through it. Would definitely recommend this even if your not interested in Irish History.
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