Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

The award-winning Glasnevin Museum is the world's first cemetery museum. Visitors can explore the history and the lives of more than 1.5 million people that are buried here.


You can also visit the Genealogy Workstations in Glasnevin Museum. Due to the meticulous record keeping of the Glasnevin Trust since 1828, staff can help you find your relatives, family history or discover more about the stories of the people buried in Glasnevin Trust Cemeteries.

Their Online Genealogy Search results preview is free to access. You will then be prompted to buy credits if you wish to take your search deeper.


The General History Tour  takes in the graves of those who shaped the course of Irish History. See the final resting places of figures like Michael Collins, Countess Markievicz, Eamon De Valera and Charles Stewart Parnell.  Visit the crypt of our founder Daniel O’ Connell and listen to Ireland’s history unfold with a passionate and well versed guide.

The Dead Interesting Tour takes in an alternative view of the varied heritage that Ireland's largest cemetery holds and the history within its walls. You will learn of its sculpture, symbolism, architecture, and much of the secret history of Ireland’s most well known cemetery.

Tour tickets include entry into the exhibitions in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.


Glasnevin Cemetery Museum is located next-door to the National Botanic Garden, approximately 3km north-west from the City Centre.


The Museum is open Monday to Sunday including Bank Holidays, from 10am-5pm


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Address Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11, Ireland.
Phone + 353 01 882 6550
Parish(es) Glasnevin (Dublin) Clonturk (Dublin) Finglas (Dublin) Santry (Dublin) Ireland XO
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture Local Organisation Place to eat Religion Tourist Attraction