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!

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

 

Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park

We were delighted to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Croke Park as part of #RoyalVisitIreland.

The visit began with a guided tour of our treasured GAA Museum, which brings to life the story of Gaelic games from ancient times to present day. 

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GAA Museum Breaks World Record!

The GAA Museum at Croke Park made its own history when it smashed the Official Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Hurling Lesson’.

1,772 children and their mentors from clubs across Ireland took part in a half hour training session on the hallowed pitch of Croke Park to ensure the record was achieved as part of the GAA Museum’s 20th birthday celebrations.

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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

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

Group Booking Enquires

For general enquiries (family, individual etc.), please contact the Museum at [email protected] or on +353 1 819 2323



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GAA Museum News and Events Updates

01/10/2018GAA Museum

GAA Museum Breaks World Record!

GAA Museum Breaks World Record!

1,772 children and their coaches hurl under floodlights at Croke Park to break the Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Hurling Lesson’

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10/09/2018GAA Museum

Secondary Schools Writing Competition

Secondary Schools Writing Competition

The GAA Museum is inviting secondary school students to show off their writing prowess with an essay, short story or poem.

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28/08/2018GAA Museum

GAA Museum Hall of Fame 2018

GAA Museum Hall of Fame 2018

GAA Museum honours hurling and football legends with 2018 Hall of Fame Awards

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31/05/2018GAA Museum

2018 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tours launched at Croke Park

2018 Bord Gáis Energy GAA Legends Tours launched at Croke Park

Barney Rock and Damien Fitzhenry among the greats to host this year’s series GAA Museum celebrates its 20th Anniversary

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06/06/2018GAA Museum

GAA Museum celebrates 20th Birthday with new exhibition and anniversary programme of events

GAA Museum celebrates 20th Birthday  with new exhibition and anniversary programme of events

Exhibition highlights some of the key moments in the history of Croke Park and the GAA since the museum welcomed its first visitors in 1998.

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19/07/2018GAA Museum

The Events of Gaelic Sunday

The Events of Gaelic Sunday

On Wednesday, August 1st, former President of the GAA Aogán Ó Fearghail will present a lecture in the GAA Museum on the events of Gaelic Sunday.

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11/06/2018GAA Museum

Summer Solstice Spectacular!

Summer Solstice Spectacular!

GAA Museum at Croke Park to host unique family friendly evening of drama, music and pageantry on 22 June to celebrate Midsummer

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29/11/2018GAA Museum

Unesco grant Hurling and Camogie Cultural Heritage status

Unesco grant Hurling and Camogie Cultural Heritage status

International recognition of hurling as a key element of Ireland’s living heritage to be safeguarded for future generations

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Official Partners of the GAA Museum