GAA Museum

A trip to Croke Park simply wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the treasured GAA Museum. Get ready to immerse yourself in the spine-tingling and completely unique story of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day. 

This museum is like no other sporting museum you’ll ever visit. It not only celebrates the history of Ireland’s national games, it also vividly brings to life how the GAA has contributed to our cultural, social and sporting heritage. 

Featured exhibitions include the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups, the rousing Hall of Fame, and a whole floor dedicated to the games as they are today. When you’re done exploring, get a taste of the action in the popular Interactive Games Zone, where you can test your hurling and Gaelic football skills!

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 09.30 - 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.

GAA Museum Price List

€7 for Adults

€6 for Students/Seniors

€5 for Children

€18 for Family

Based on 2 adults and 2 children

€20 for Family

Based on 2 adults and 3 children

Prices shown are for admission to the GAA Museum only

 

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

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

Junior Explorer Trail

Young visitors can pick up a Junior Explorer Passport, which follows the trail laid out by our mascot Cluasóg, at the enterance to the museum and then figure out the clues within by visiting exhibits in the Museum to reveal a secret sentence!

Visitors can follow Cluasóg’s Junior Explorer trail either before or after their stadium or Ericsson Skyline tour as part of their museum visit.

The passport and secret sentence can then be shown to a staff member and children will receive a special Junior Explorer badge!

Blackthorn Café

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

Group Booking Enquires

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



GAA Museum News and Events Updates

01/02/2018GAA Museum

1987 Minute Books

1987 Minute Books

The GAA Museum’s library and archive has released the 1987 Central Council minute books for public viewing. Among the other episodes recorded within these books is the controversy that surrounded the U2 concerts that took place in Croke Park in June 1987.

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08/12/2017GAA Museum

The Perfect Christmas Gift for GAA fans

The Perfect Christmas Gift for GAA fans

A novel Christmas gift idea for someone with a passion for GAA, history or culture is an exclusive annual membership to the GAA Museum’s ‘Friends of the GAA Museum’ programme.

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25/08/2017GAA Museum

Hall of Fame Awards 2017

Hall of Fame Awards 2017

GAA Museum honours hurling and football legends with 2017 Hall of Fame Awards

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06/07/2017GAA Museum

Renowned activist and sociologist Doctor Harry Edwards spoke at the 2017 GAA Museum Summer School.

Renowned activist and sociologist Doctor Harry Edwards spoke at the 2017 GAA Museum Summer School.

The GAA Museum hosted a fascinating series of talks at Croke Park examining the theme of ‘Sport and Politics’.

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19/01/2017GAA Museum

GAA Museum Summer School

GAA Museum Summer School

The GAA Museum Summer School returns to Croke Park from Thursday 29th June to Saturday July 1st

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26/05/2017GAA Museum

All-Star Father’s Day gift

All-Star Father’s Day gift

The perfect gift for the dad that loves GAA

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04/05/2017GAA Museum

Imreoir to Bainisteoir

Imreoir to Bainisteoir

The GAA Museum’s new exhibition celebrates players who have won All-Ireland's as both players and managers

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13/04/2017GAA Museum

Croke Park cheers on seniors this Bealtaine

Croke Park cheers on seniors this Bealtaine

GAA Museum offers special discount for seniors every day in May

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