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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the GAA Museum located?
The GAA Museum is located under the Cusack Stand in Croke Park Stadium.  Access to the museum is via St. Joseph’s Avenue off Clonliffe Road.   Further details are available in the Visit Us section of our website.

Is parking available in Croke Park Stadium?
Yes – there is free on-site parking adjacent to the GAA Museum for cars/buses.  Access to the museum is via St. Joseph’s Avenue (off Clonliffe Road) and when you enter the stadium, security personnel will direct you to the Cusack Car Park.

Where do Stadium Tours depart from?
Stadium Tours depart from/return to the GAA Museum.

What are the Museum opening hours? 
The museum is open daily* throughout the year:

Monday – Saturday:                  09.30 – 17.00
Sunday/Bank Holiday:              10.30 - 17.00

In June, July & August, the museum is open Monday – Saturday until 18.00

The museum is closed from 24-27 December and on 1 January.  Christmas/New Year opening hours are posted on our website.  Extra tours take place during mid-term breaks/school holidays. 

Is the GAA Museum open on match days?
The GAA Museum is usually open on match days - depending on the match schedule, the museum’s opening hours and tour timetable can be altered.  It is advisable to check the website for updates.

The GAA Museum offers FREE admission on a match day to match ticket-holders and this is valid from the time that the turnstiles open.

How often do stadium tours operate? 
Stadium tours operate throughout the year:

January – May & September – December
Monday – Friday:          11.00, 13.00 and 15.00
Saturday:                       10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00
Sunday/Bank Holiday: 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00 

Monday – Friday:            11.00, 13.00, 15.00 and 16.00
Saturday:                         10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00
Sunday:                            11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00 

July & August
Monday – Saturday:         10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00
Sunday/Bank Holiday:     10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00

Do stadium tours run on match days?

Depending on the match schedule, stadium tours may run on match days.  If there is an evening fixture in the stadium, tours may run earlier in the day.  It is advisable to check our website for regular updates.

During July and August, special Backstage Match Day Stadium Tours take place.    Booking is essential for these tours as places are limited – these tours can be booked via our website.

How do I book a stadium tour? 
To guarantee your place on a stadium tour, book online.  Pre-booking is not essential – you can arrive 10/15 minutes in advance of the tour time. 

What time is the last tour?
Generally the last tour is at 3pm (4pm in June, July & August except Sundays) but this can change depending on the events schedule in the stadium.  Please check our website for updates.

Is the GAA Museum included in the price? 
Yes – FREE admission to the GAA Museum is included with all tour tickets.

How long does the stadium tour take?
The stadium tour takes 1 hour 20 minutes (including a 15 minute film at the start) and visitors should also allow at least 30 minutes to visit the GAA Museum.  Visitors can spend time in the museum before and after the stadium tour.

Are there different prices for schools or groups? 
Yes, we have admission rates for primary and secondary school groups, GAA Clubs and other groups.  To find out more, get in touch with us or visit the Special Offers section on our website, or get in touch with us or call 01 819 2374

Is there anywhere to eat and drink?
The Blackthorn Café is open daily serving hot lunches, sandwiches, pastries, snacks, etc.  There are also picnic facilities (outdoor) and if you are bringing a group there are indoor facilities available for your group to have a packed lunch.   

Is the museum/stadium tour accessible for people with disabilities?
The GAA Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour route are fully-accessible for visitors with disabilities. The GAA Museum also has two wheelchairs available for use.

Is photography allowed?
Photography (for non-commercial use) is permitted in the museum and also on the stadium tour.

Is the stadium tour available in other languages? 
The tour operates in the English language. Private group bookings can be made for a tour in the Irish language and advance notice must be given.
Museum and Stadium tour written guides are available in the following languages: French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish.

Is the Etihad Skyline tour included in the Croke Park Stadium Tour?
No. The two tours are separate. Those who wish to take both tours will get their Croke Park Stadium Tour ticket for half price. At busy times it is necessary to book the Etihad Skyline Tour in advance online at Tour times and prices are also available on the website.