Admission prices for 2003:
Family Rate ¢æ28.00
Students over 18 with ID ¢æ9.00
Students under 18 with ID ¢æ6.50
Senior Citizen ¢æ6.50
Children between 6 & 12 ¢æ3.00
Children under 6 Free
Group (15 or more) ¢æ12.00
(only available when 15 or more adult tickets are purchased)
9:30am to 5:00pm (All year round)
Bank Holidays will operate as normal working days.
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, St. Stephen's Day and Good Friday
The Guinness Storehouse is now one of the most premier attractions in Dublin. The museum outlines the beginnings of the Guinness Empire and the growth in popularity of its beer. For fans of the Irish beer, this place is like Mecca. However, it is also appealing to those of you (like me) who do not enjoy drinking it. The multimedia set-up of the museum is very impressive. You can experience everything through all of your senses. Some of the displays show you the ingredients of the beer, let you smell them, and let you hear them as well. You can walk under a waterfall while learning about hops and yeast, and you can stand inside of an enormous beer barrel. There are also displays on the advertising history for Guinness where you can watch some of their hilarious television ads from the last 60 years.
We walked through the museum in about an hour and a half. At the end of the experience you are able to go into the Gravity Bar which is on the top of the building. Here you can get a panoramic view of Dublin and a complimentary pint or half pint of Guinness or a soft drink. Your ticket for the beer also doubles for a souvenir as it is a small drop of Guinness encased in plastic: pretty cool!
The gift store has many reasonably priced Guinness-themed items. We bought a long-sleeved t-shirt for ¢æ15 and a polo shirt with an embroidered logo for ¢æ25.