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O’Connell St Lower Dublin 1 Ireland
O’Connell St LowerIECo. DublinDublin 1
+353 1 705
Post Office, Historical Landmark
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Historical Landmark
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Today 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday Closed
An Post Museum is located right inside the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin.
The An Post Museum is home to the exhibition Letters, Lives and Liberty.
The An Post Museum is a boutique museum that is designed as a self guided tour. It is user friendly for all ages and has plenty of information to for those looking to rediscover or add new information to their experience of Irish history.
The exhibit shows people the history and tradition of the Irish post office. It tells people through its many interactive displays the story of how the post office in Ireland has developed over the past 400 years and how it continues to develop as one of Ireland's oldest institutions.
The GPO very famous for many reasons for its architecture, being the oldest postal headquarters in Ireland and for the central role is played in being the headquarters of the leaders of the 1916 Rising.
Inside in the An Post Museum visitors will see a copy of the Proclamation and a special exhibit called Peppers Ghost which tells the story of the GPO staff experience inside the GPO telegraph room during the Rising.
As part of the exhibit there are two dual interactive stamps databases that allow visitors to search through the and see how Irish stamps have developed since the foundation of the Irish Free State.
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Peter Lavin
a month ago
The GPO, for stamp and general post office stuff, is open until 18:00 each weekday, and not 17:00 as shown in some search results. For getting stamps, or having a look around, the GPO is cool place
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Bob Collins
3 years ago
Ashamed to say that 18 years ago when we visited here, I was vastly ignorant to the historical significance of this site of Irish independence. If I ever get back, I will respect the courage and resolve that took place within these walls by great men. All I can remember of my only visit was of an old, respectable looking building. Take time to learn before you go!
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Ollie M.G.
2 weeks ago
Too many people standing outside
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Nigel Wheatley
2 years ago
Slow post office. Turn it into a museum now!
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Daniel Cregg
5 months ago
Opening hours are incorrect. It is open half eight til six Monday to Friday. Not sure if that is just a Christmas thing.
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Daniel Friedmann
2 years ago
The museum is rather small but I found it very interesting with audio-visual content and a lot of information about post, stamps, distribution, and organisation from its early days until today.
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Brian O'Connor
2 years ago
The bullet holes in the pillar are cool.
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mohammed abdelbaseer
2 years ago


An Post Museum is open for free during Heritage Week 2014.
The An Post Museum is home to the exhibition Letters, Lives and Liberty.
Inside you will find plenty on Irish Postal history showing you a different side of Ireland.
This year come join us at the GPO to celebrate the 200th anniversary of when the first foundation stone of the GPO was laid.
There will be free tours daily.
Booking is essential for the free tours.
Max 25 people per group.
Tickets are issued on a first come first serve basis.
Please bring your ticket with you for the tour.
See terms and Conditions on your tickets.
*Note An Post Museum and the GPO are closed Sundays*
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This little lamp box, tied up with rope, had been on loan from the An Post Museum to the Project Arts Centre in Dublin as part of an exhibition that explores the relationship between humble everyda...
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If you would like to know more about Irish postal history.
Click the link above. There is a number of downloadable documents to help you with your research.
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An Post Museum is open for free on Saturday 15th March 2014.
There will be a special mini postcard exhibiton called Views of Ireland on display.
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Saturday 15th March is open free to visitors.
Closed Saint Patrick's Day.
Keep an eye on this page for update to date information on up and coming events in the An Post Museum. Views of Irealnd On Saturday 15th March 2014 the An Post Museum will be open to the public for...
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With a good deal of rain over the last month, flooding in parts of the country and water meters gradually being introduced, here is a nice little item from our archives, a water rates bill for Cork...
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There are many ways to stay in touch with An Post Museum.
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Check out the Image of the Month for April.
Image of the month - April This is an early twentieth century stamp album bearing a figure distributing letters. Any idea who it represents? Well, if you're guessing Mercury or Hermes (the classica...
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To mark the first anniversary since we launched Image of the Month here is a little blast from the past.
Image of the Month - March It was once very common to send food through the post in Ireland. Turkeys and geese at Christmas will be remembered by some people but game, rabbits and, of course, eggs,...
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On Friday 14th of February the An Post Museum will be open for free to the public.

There will also be a competition held on the day. Terms and conditions apply.

Full details can also be found inside the museum on Friday.

Click the link to find out more.
Love is...A Visit to the An Post Museum - 14th February 2014 An Post Museum is open for free to visitors on Valentine's Day. So if you are in town , why not pop in and say hello. We are also runnin...
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