GAA Museum

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  • Croke Park Stadium Tour

    Enjoy an unrivalled state-of-the-art interactive visitor experience and find out more about Ireland’s unique national games Gaelic football and hurling - the fastest field game in the world

  • Ericsson Skyline Tour

    What better way to see Dublin, Ireland’s vibrant and dynamic capital city, than from 17 storeys high on the roof of Ireland’s most famous sporting arena?

Croke Park, Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
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
Adult - EUR 8.00 Child - EUR 6.00 Family - EUR 20.00
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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 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!

For more information, including opening times, prices and directions to the GAA Museum, see 


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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.

Imreoir to Bainisteoir

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

Few GAA players win All-Ireland medals and even fewer go on to repeat the feat as a team manager. A new exhibition at the GAA Museum celebrates this unique club of players. Imreoir to Bainisteoir features memorabilia, film footage and imagery from the 30 players who have achieved All-Ireland success both on the field and from the sidelines.
There are 13 hurlers, 11 footballers and six camogie players who have claimed All-Ireland medals as a player and manager. The group includes legends such as Mick O’Dwyer, Kevin Heffernan, Brian Cody and Ann Downey.  Imreoir to Bainisteoir recognises the amazing achievements of these players and gives fans the opportunity to remember some of the most exciting players and teams in the history of Gaelic Games.

Blackthorn Café

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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

Friends of the GAA Museum

Friendship has always been at the heart of the GAA so it gives us great pleasure to introduce ‘Friends of the GAA Museum’, a new programme built around supporting the Museum’s mission:
“As the national custodian of the all the archives and artefacts of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the GAA Museum is dedicated to promoting an appreciation of the values, culture and history of Gaelic Games. These aims will be pursued through preserving, researching, interpreting, exhibiting and providing access to our heritage and honouring those who have made an outstanding contribution to our national games.”
 By becoming a friend of the GAA Museum, you will make a crucial contribution to its ongoing and future development. Funds raised through the programme will assist in the acquisition of artefacts and documents, care of collections and enhancements to existing displays.
For an annual membership of €100, friends will receive:

  • A membership card
  • A welcome pack including a GAA Museum gift
  • Complimentary access to the Museum throughout the year for you and a guest
  • An invitation for you and a guest to an annual gala event at the Museum
  • An invitation for you and a guest to a yearly special guided tour of the Museum by the GAA Museum Curator
  • A monthly e-zine on everything that’s happening at the Museum
  • Two complimentary Croke Park Stadium Tour tickets
  • 20% discount on all GAA Museum Shop merchandise*
  • 20% discount at the GAA Museum’s Blackthorn Café *

Our friendship invitation is exclusive, as we can only offer 200 annual friendships. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a unique part of the both the GAA’s past and future.
Your support today is hugely appreciated and will help us to inspire the generations of tomorrow. We look forward to many years of friendship to come.
Become a friend today.


 * Discounts are non-transferable and cannot be used by third parties

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3 years ago

Santa Experience at the GAA Museum this Christmas

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become one of Santa’s trusty elves? If so, you can’t miss the magical new ‘Elves in Training’ Santa Experience at the GAA Museum in Croke Park this Christmas from 24th November!

Santa has transformed GAA HQ into his secret elf camp, where only the fittest, strongest and healthiest of all elves are trained! In fact, every pointy-eared helper that is chosen for the GAA Museum training programme is a member of the North Pole Hurling, Football and Camogie Club, which is the most Northerly and charmed GAA club in the world and managed by Santa himself!

In exciting news, Santa is opening the doors of his training facility to a select number of children, and anyone lucky enough to get a ticket and make it on his ‘list’ will learn the secrets of becoming an elite Elf.

At the Santa Experience at Croke Park, your family will wander through a behind-the-scenes candy cane trail, catching glimpses along the way of how the Elves get fit and ready for the season ahead and their big day, which isn’t the All-Ireland for once!

You’ll wander in awe through the mesmerising snow tunnel and the North Pole team’s changing room. While you’re there make sure you listen for banter in the shower room to see who’s made it the naughty or nice list! You might also need to hold your nose as you leave the dressing room, as the trainee Elves’ don’t usually listen to Mrs Claus when she tells them to pick up their dirty gear!

One of the highlights of the magical trail is a visit to Santa’s Bainisteoir’s office, the heart of all the action, where Santa reviews tactics and selects his dream team for the big journey on Christmas Eve.

After this meet and greet with Santa, where every child will receive a gift and get their professional photo taken, your family can run out pitch-side, like their GAA heroes, and take their own Croke Park ‘Elfies’, making even more magical memories.

You will then get complimentary admission to the GAA Museum, where you can discover two floors of interactive exhibits which chart the journey of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day. Marvel at the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy cups and test your hurling and football skills in the museum’s Interactive Games Zone! After working up a hunger, finish off the perfect day with light refreshments and a festive snack in the museum’s Blackthorn Café. And before you leave, you can even pick up a stocking filler reminder of your big day in the GAA Museum Gift Shop!

The festivities get underway from Saturday, November 24th, and will run on select dates until Saturday, December 23rd. Dates sell quickly and pre-booking online is essential to avoid disappointment. The experience lasts approximately one hour and tickets, priced at €10 for adults, €16 for children 2 years and over, and €8 for children aged 1–2, are now available via the website Children under 1 go free. The event is both wheelchair and buggy accessible, and there is free parking adjacent to the GAA Museum which is located in the Cusack Stand of the stadium.

For dates, tour times and booking, see

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4 years ago

Fame for Croke Park Visitor Attractions

The visitor attractions at Croke Park – the GAA Museum, Croke Park Stadium Tour and the Ericsson Skyline Tour - have achieved the much coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence ‘Hall of Fame’ Award.

This impressive accolade is only given to attractions that consistently achieve great traveller reviews and earn a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for an incredible five years in a row. It is the icing on the cake for an incredible year at the GAA Museum, which also celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a special programme of events.

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4 years ago

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

The GAA Museum at Croke Park is celebrating the ancient tradition of Summer Solstice with a truly enchanting family-friendly evening and Celtic-themed live performance on June 22.

The exciting and interactive family event will include plenty of dance, drama, storytelling, traditional games and audience participation in a mind-blowing hour-long spectacle with the famous 'Armagh Rhymers', one of Ireland’s most celebrated traditional music and theatre ensembles.

The performers will wear colourful costumes drawing on historic and traditional inspirations like the Wren boys and perform with a unique style known as the rhyming tradition, emulating what they call ‘theatre of the people’, as would have been enjoyed in olden days of dancing at the crossroads and house visiting entertainers.

The Armagh Rhymers will do two performances at the GAA Museum on the 22nd of June, one at 6pm and one at 8pm. In addition to the performance your ticket will also include Croke Park pitch viewings with GAA Museum tour guides, access to the GAA Museum and Interactive Games Zone, as well as Celtic activities in Cú Chulainn’s Den – the museum’s dedicated children’s arts and crafts studio. Advance online booking is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are priced as follows: Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children): €50, Adult: €16, Student / senior (with ID): €14, Child (U16): €12, Under 3s: Free

See for booking and more information.

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