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 Ireland's national games of hurling and Gaelic football and 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 in Dublin, the museum is open daily throughout the year.
Since it first opened in the summer of 1998, the GAA Museum has developed into one of Dublin's top visitor attractions and is consistently ranked as one of the Top 5 Visitor Attractions on the influential TripAdvisor website, making it a must-do for visitors to the captial.
In 2010 the museum unveiled the first phase of a major refurbishment which included a new Café, temporary exhibition space, updated match footage, interactive games area and a magnificent new trophy display.
In May 2013, the museum completed the final phase of this refurbishment project and now boasts all-new exhibition galleries, a Hall of Fame and an even bigger interactive zone for visitors of all ages!
The all-new GAA Museum which offers an unrivalled state-of-the-art visitor experience! The museum’s exhibition galleries vividly illustrate the history and development of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day. 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. It houses a vast collection - including hurleys, jerseys, trophies, medals, programmes, publications and banners.
Visitors can also test out their own hurling and football skills in the interactive games zone – see how fast they can react, check out their passing skills, practice a fingertip save or the art of the high catch!