GAA Museum

The GAA Museum celebrates Ireland’s unique national games of hurling and Gaelic football. The museum’s exhibition galleries vividly illustrate the rich history and development of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day.

The exhibition galleries highlight the significant contribution the GAA has made - and continues to make - to Ireland’s cultural, social and sporting heritage since its foundation in 1884.

 

Visitors can also test out their own hurling and football skills in the interactive games zone – see how fast they can react, check out their passing skills, practice a fingertip save or the art of the high catch!

€6.50 for Adults

€5.50 for Students/Seniors

€4.50 for Children

€17 for Family

Based on 2 adults and 2 children

€18 for Family

Based on 2 adults and 3 children

 

 

Opening Times

Jan – May & Sept - Dec

Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 17.00
Sunday/Bank Holiday: 10.30 – 17.00

 

Jun – Aug

Monday – Saturday: 09.30 – 18.00
Sunday/Bank Holiday: 10.30 – 17.00

 

Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th February

The GAA Museum will be open from

Saturday - 9.30am - 2pm
Sunday - 9.30am - 1pm

Extra February Midterm Break Tours

The GAA Museum will run additional tours on Thursday 18th & Friday 19th February.

Stadium Tours

11am, 12pm, 1pm , 2pm & 3pm

Etihad Skyline Tours

11.30am 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Exhibitions

The GAA Museum’s exhibition galleries vividly illustrate the story of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day. The museum’s exhibits document the influence and contribution of the GAA to Irish sporting, cultural and social life since its foundation in 1884.

See current and past Exhibitions

Junior Explorer

Cluasóg, the Irish hare, is the leader of our new Junior Explorer route - aimed at children between four and ten years old who visit the GAA Museum. The new route highlights some of our most fascinating and famous exhibitions.

Together with their families, younger visitors can pick up a Junior Explorer Passport at the entrance to the museum and then figure out the clues within. Each clue leads to an exhibit in the museum, and at each of the eight featured exhibits children will find a code word. These code words should be filled out on their passports and when completed a secret sentence is revealed! The passport and secret sentence can then be shown to a staff member and children will receive a special Junior Explorer badge!

Schools

A visit to the GAA Museum and Croke Park gives school children and students a unique opportunity to learn more about the history of the Gaelic Athletic Association in a fun and enjoyable way, through guided tours and interactive exhibits. They can even test their Gaelic football and hurling skills in the interactive games zone – see how fast they can react, check out their passing skills, practice a fingertip save or the art of the high catch!

More on schools

 

GAA Library and Archive

The GAA Library and Archive is the national repository for the GAA’s records, archives and publications. The GAA Library and Archive holds records and archives dating from the 1880s through to the present day, while its mission is to collect a copy of every book published by the GAA and every book written about the GAA.

More on the GAA library & archive

Blackthorn Cafe

Blackthorn Cafe

Having opened its doors in summer 2015, the Blackthorn Café serves a wide range of hot and cold dishes throughout the year.

Sit and relax in the comfortable, stylish surroundings and enjoy a coffee and scone, or choose from our range of delicious home-made salads, hot dishes and gourmet sandwiches made to order.

Breakfast is served daily until 11.30, with our hot lunch menu served from 12.00 – 15.00.

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 9.30 – 17.00 (Beverages & Snacks to-go until 18.00)
Sunday/Bank Holidays 10.30 – 17.00
 

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GAA Museum Floorplans


To help you find your way around that little bit easier when you visit why not familiarise yourself with the ground floor and first floor plans of the GAA Museum.

Download floorplans PDF
 

GAA Museum News and Events Updates

26/01/2016GAA Museum

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 6

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 6

"What Did the Women Do Anyway?" – presented by Liz Gillis

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26/01/2016GAA Museum

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 5

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 5

"Repression & Resistance: the uses of prison during the Irish revolution, 1915-1923" – presented by Dr. William Murphy

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26/01/2016GAA Museum

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 4

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 4

"A Nation & Not a Rabble: New Perspectives on the Irish Revolution" – presented by Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter

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26/01/2016GAA Museum

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 3

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 3

"The 1916 Rising Battlefields" – presented by Paul O'Brien

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26/01/2016GAA Museum

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 2

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 2

"The 1916 Rising" – presented by Tim Pat Coogan

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26/01/2016GAA Museum

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 1

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum - Lecture 1

"Gaelic Sunday 1918" – presented by Aogán Ó Fearghail

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20/01/2016GAA Museum

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum

Spring Lecture Series at the GAA Museum

The GAA Museum at Croke Park announces details of a new Spring Lecture Series – ‘Revolutionary Ireland 1913 – 1923’

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10/12/2015GAA Museum

Tony Reddin Medals

Tony Reddin Medals

The Medal collection of Tony Reddin, presented by his family to the GAA Museum by his family.

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