GAA Museum

The Heart & Soul

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!

U2 - Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July

Please note that on Friday 21st July, the GAA Museum will close at 3pm, with the last Stadium tour at 1pm, and the last Ericsson Skyline tour at 1.30pm.

The GAA Museum and all tours will not operate on Saturday 22nd July due to the U2 concert.

The GAA Museum will reopen at 12 noon on Sunday 23rd July with the first Stadium tour at 1pm, and the first Ericsson Skyline tour at 12.30.

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

€14 for Adults

€11 for Students/Seniors

€9 for Children

Aged 3-12 yrs, Under 3 yrs are FREE

€38 for Family

Based on 2 adults and 2 children

€40 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

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

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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21/04/2017GAA Museum

The GAA Museum marks International Museum Day

The GAA Museum marks International Museum Day

International Museum Day takes place every year on the 18th May and aims to highlight the important role of museums in society.

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20/03/2017GAA Museum

Have a cracker of an Easter at Croke Park

Have a cracker of an Easter at Croke Park

Easter Bunny hatches a plan with Croke Park for an ‘egg’stra special Stadium Egg Hunt

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