About The Guinness Storehouse:
Start your journey into the history of Ireland's national stout by pre-booking tickets for the world famous Guinness Storehouse. Located in the heart of Dublin this award-winning attraction presents everything from the brewing process to international advertising in a fun and engaging light.
The whole experience unfolds across 7 floors, taking you from the origins of the company and Arthur Guinness himself all the way up to the panoramic 'Gravity Bar'. In between you'll enjoy delectable tasting sessions, relive those classic TV & poster adverts, and find out just how the black stuff makes its way around 150+ countries. Book your Storehouse tickets now and hop-off right outside the gates on the city tour bus.
All adult tickets include a complimentary pint of Guinness.
- All Year Round, Daily.
schedule Opening Hours*:
- January to June: 09:30 to 17:00. Last admission at 17:00.
- July to August: 09:00 to 20:00. Last admission at 18:00.
- September to December: 09:30 to 17:00. Last admission at 17:00.
- *No admission on Good Friday, Christmas Eve and Day & St Stephens Day.
- St James's Gate, Dublin 8, Ireland.
- Stop 13 on the Big Bus Dublin tour.
Guinness Storehouse Attractions:
Your journey through the layers of the Guinness Storehouse begins on the ground floor with an introduction to the star of the show itself. 'Our Brewing Story' is an immersive exhibition that reveals the exact details of what it is that goes into producing the signature Guinness that's enjoyed by millions across the globe. You'll roam amongst giant wood and copper vats, absorbing key facts and figures as you go and gaining visual insights into specific brewing stages such as roasting and mashing.
Also located on the first floor is The Guinness Retail Store, where you'll find more Guinness souvenirs than you can shake a pint glass at. Keep and eye out for their exclusive merchandise, which will make the perfect gift for any fan of the brand.
If it isn't already apparent by the time you move onto the first floor, you'll notice by looking up through the core of the storehouse that the building is essentially a giant pint glass. Crossed by the mighty girders of the original brewery it extends from the 1st floor all the way up the 5th, and is wonderful quirk of architectural design.
The first floor is where you'll encounter the man behind the legend, Arthur Guinness, who founded Guinness in 1759 after taking out a 9000 year lease on the St. James's Gate Brewery. Hear his story and find out how a moderately sized family business went onto conquer the world of beer. The second 1st floor exhibition concerns Cooperage & Transport, presenting the ever evolving logistics of the company from 1769 to modern times across a number of stunning displays.
A main highlight for many, the second floor is home to the much lauded Tasting Experience. Let the interactive devices and expert baristas take you on a multi-sensory journey from the thick, frothy top of the stout to its delectable last drops.
If it's not the smells and flavours of Guinness that's your storehouse highlight then it has to be the company's impeccable advertising legacy. Floor three contains the World Of Advertising exhibition, charting 80 years worth of print and electronic media from iconic 'Guinness Is Good For You' posters to television phenomenons such as 1999's Surfer, Bring It To Life & Chinese Whispers.
On the fourth floor you'll learn that it's not just the brewing of Guinness that's an art, but the pouring. Join the professionals in Guinness Academy and get a handle on the precise six-step process involved in properly pouring the perfect pint. See if you can get your stout to settle by the standard 119.5 second mark. If you book the private Connoisseur Experience then you'll also find this on floor four.
By the time you get to the fifth floor you're likely to be bordering on the peckish side, so pull up a seat in one of the three storehouse restaurants. Tuck into classic and contemporary dishes in either the Brewers' Dining Hall, Gilroy's Bar, The Arthur Guinness Bar, or the new 1837 Bar & Brasserie. The '1837' takes its name from the year that the legendary pairing of Guinness with oysters first hit the headlines.
Finally, ascend to the penultimate point on the Guinness Storehouse tour. The Gravity Bar is where you'll be poured a complimentary pint amidst sweeping 360° views of surrounding Dublin- a perfect way to end your journey through the world's most famous brewery.
Interested in discovering more of Ireland's national beverages? Book a slot on the Irish Whiskey Museum Tour and embark on a multisensory journey spanning hundreds of years. Complimentary whiskey tasting is included in the ticket price.