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My Visit to the GPO Witness History Museum, Dublin

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Last year the GPO opened its doors to a new museum highlighting the events that took place during the Easter Rising in 1916. After a year of opening I decided it was time to take the tour around the museum myself. I love the architecture of the GPO and even though it is only a Post Office, it is steeped in history and is a beautiful building. If you get a chance make sure you have a look around the main Post Office area before or after you go to the museum. 
 
Tickets for the museum are 12 euro for adults or you can pre-book online for 10 euros. They also due a special student tickets so remember to bring your student card. The whole museum trip takes about an hour to go through 

 

What I thought of the GPO museum tour

 
To be honest I am surprised how small the museum was. Even though they give an hour to do the tour, the whole thing took me 45 mins. That also included a short movie screening of the 1916 rising. The museum itself was very well laid out and quite interactive. There were many things on display, all the information for them was in a screen next to it. You could learn as much or as little as you wanted about the different artefacts. There were also staff dressed in costume to add to the atmosphere of the museum. After you go through the museum there is a gift shop and a cafe. There is also a lovely courtyard to sit outside if the weather was nice. 
 
This is a great museum if you wanted to get a flavour of the history of Dublin and the different landmarks if your were short on time. It gives a person general information without bombarding you with too many facts. 
 
Ten euro is a fair price for the museum and I think you will get some value out of this attraction. Because it is also in the centre of Dublin you could squeeze it between other activities. This museum gets quite busy during the summer and at weekends. If you are planning a trip there I suggest purchasing your ticket in advance. 
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