The GAA Museum, as the national custodian of all the archives and artefacts of the Gaelic Athletic Association, 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.
The GAA Museum celebrates the GAA's enormous contribution to Irish sporting, cultural and social life since its foundation in 1884. Located under the Cusack Stand of GAA headquarters at Croke Park Stadium, the museum is open daily throughout the year.
The museum traces the birth and growth of the GAA at home and abroad and its unique role in the national movement and cultural revival in Ireland. Recently refurbished, it houses a vast collection - including hurleys, jerseys, trophies, medals, programmes, publications and banners - illustrating the development of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day.
First opened in September 1998, in 2010 the museum unveiled an exciting refurbishment which includes a new Café, temporary exhibition space, updated match footage, a new interactive games area and a magnificent new trophy display.
In May 2013, the GAA Museum completed the second phase of this major refurbishment project and now boasts all-new exhibition galleries, a Hall of Fame and an even bigger interactive zone for visitors of all ages!