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, highlighting 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!

The GAA Museum is also the starting point for the Croke Park Stadium tour and Etihad Skyline tour. With so much to see and do, and fun for all ages, a trip to the GAA Museum guarantees a memorable day out for family and friends.

Ireland's Olympians Exhibition

The GAA Museum's new exhibition 'Ireland's Olympians' is now open. Click here to learn more.

GAA Museum Opening Times

Jan-May & Sept-Dec

 Mon - Sat   09.30 - 17.00 
 Sun/Bank Hol  10.30 - 17.00 

June - August

 Mon - Sat   09.30 - 18.00
 Sun/Bank Hol   10.30 - 17.00 

Match Day Schedule

Please note that the GAA Museum operates an adjusted schedule on Match Days. We advise that you contact us before travelling.

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!

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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

GAA Museum Pricing

€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

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

26/07/2016GAA Museum

Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour with JJ Delaney

Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour with JJ Delaney

Kilkenny great JJ Delaney will host a Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour of Croke Park on Saturday 6th August at 12.00, recalling moments from his illustrious 13-year career with the Cats.

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11/07/2016GAA Museum

GAA Club Offer

GAA Club Offer

Take your team on a tour of Croke Park Stadium, visit the interactive GAA Museum and enjoy lunch for just €11 per child.

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06/07/2016GAA Museum

Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour with Michael Duignan

Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour with Michael Duignan

Michael Duignan will recall Offaly’s All-Ireland and provincial success in the 1990s when he hosts a Legends Tour at GAA headquarters.

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13/06/2016GAA Museum

2016 Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tours at Croke Park

2016 Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tours at Croke Park

Illustrious list of legends this summer announced for 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour Series at Croke Park.

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19/05/2016GAA Museum

'Ireland's Olympians' opens at the GAA Museum

'Ireland's Olympians' opens at the GAA Museum

Exciting new exhibition 'Ireland's Olympians' now open at the GAA Museum.

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23/06/2016GAA Museum

GAA Museum & Tours Earn 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

GAA Museum & Tours Earn 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The GAA Museum & Tours recently received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for 2016.

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10/05/2016GAA Museum

The Pocket Book of the GAA

The Pocket Book of the GAA

The fully illustrated history of Ireland's most famous sporting institution, written by the GAA Museum team in Croke Park, is now on sale in the GAA Museum and online through the Croke Park website.

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27/04/2016GAA Museum

Olympic medal presented to GAA Museum

Olympic medal presented to GAA Museum

Relatives of the late J. J. Keane have presented his Olympic medal to the GAA Museum.

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Group Booking Enquires

For general enquiries (family, individual etc.), please contact the Museum at gaamuseum@crokepark.ie or on +353 1 819 2323