Experience Glasnevin – Ireland’s National Cemetery (formerly Glasnevin Cemetery Museum) reopens on Wednesday, September 15th 2021.
Monday 13th September 2021
We are delighted to announce that Experience Glasnevin – Ireland’s National Cemetery (formerly Glasnevin Cemetery Museum) reopens on Wednesday, September 15th. Visitors will be greeted by a brand new, state-of-the-art indoor exhibition to complement our renowned and much-loved outdoor tours.
Opening hours for the coming months will be Wednesday – Sunday, 10am to 5pm (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Located on the first floor of the magnificent Visitor Centre, the new “Extra-ordinary Lives” indoor exhibition is centred around the surprising stories of 22 people who have their final resting place in Glasnevin Cemetery. This new exhibition links with our “City of the Dead” space, located on the lower floor, which has a welcome video outlining the history of Glasnevin and Cemetery and also explores the traditions of funeral culture around the world, and throughout time. Contemplative and compelling, visitors will discover intriguing customs and curious tales surrounding death, bereavement and the afterlife.
By blending the stories of significant historical figures with those of people from the arts, sport and other fields, as well as lesser-known figures, the new design holds a unique and broad appeal for visitors of all ages and geographic backgrounds.
Our indoor visitor experience is also the perfect introduction to our extremely popular outdoor guided tours, during which you will see the graves of numerous iconic figures (including Michael Collins, Eamon De Valera, Daniel O'Connell and Countess Markievicz to name just a few).
Highlights and memories abound, whether it’s at these historically significant graves, or indoors in the Extra-ordinary Lives exhibition which honours the memory of all of the almost 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. Behind every name, and beneath every headstone, there is the story of a life lived, of a unique individual’s experiences, their joys and their sadnesses.
Come to explore their stories and to wander in wonder through Experience Glasnevin – Ireland’s National Cemetery.