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.

The GAA Museum is a self-guided experience which includes access to our Interactive Games Zone. Here visitors can test their hurling and Gaelic football skills and test their reflexes!

Visitors can purchase tickets to visit the GAA Museum on its own or alternatively add a guided Croke Park Stadium Tour or Etihad Skyline Tour to their experience. All tours depart from the GAA Museum reception area.

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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.

GAA Museum Pricing

€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.

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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.

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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.

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GAA Museum News and Events Updates

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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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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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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06/03/2017GAA Museum

Friends of the GAA Museum

Friends of the GAA Museum

GAA Museum launch new membership programme

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09/03/2017GAA Museum

Reach new heights this Mother's Day!

Reach new heights this Mother's Day!

Take your Mother’s Day celebrations to new heights with the popular Mother’s Day ‘High Tea’ this March 26th.

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07/03/2017GAA Museum

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh made honorary ‘Friend of the GAA Museum’

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh made honorary ‘Friend of the GAA Museum’

GAA Museum announces new exclusive membership programme

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28/02/2017GAA Museum

Speaker of the German Bundestag visits Croke Park

Speaker of the German Bundestag visits Croke Park

Croke Park warmly welcomed Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert.

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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