Tickets and Times

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Open: Monday – Sunday & Bank Holidays: 9:45 – 17:45 (last admission 17:15)

Closed: 25th, 26th & 27th December, and 1st January

Guided Tours

Guided Tours take approximately 70 minutes and include the State Apartments, the Viking Excavation and the Chapel Royal.


Adult €10
Senior (60+) €8
Student (valid student ID required) €8
Child (12-17) €4
Family (max. 2 adults & 5 children) €24


Visitors can choose to self-guide (access to State Apartments and exhibitions only). We offer brochures on the State Apartments in seventeen languages at the ticket desk as well as additional information resources – simply ask one of our guides at the information desk in the State Apartments.

You can also download our free Dublin Castle App for an audio guide to the State Apartments.


Adult €7
Senior (60+) €6
Student (valid student ID required) €6
Child (12-17) €3
Family (max. 2 adults & 5 children) €17

The Heritage Card

Get free admission to all fee-paying OPW Heritage Sites in Ireland for one year from the date of first use with the Heritage Card! Heritage Cards are available from the ticket desk in Dublin Castle and represent great value: in Dublin, for example, you can get free entry to Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol or Casino Marino with the Heritage Card. To see a full list of OPW Heritage Sites in Dublin and around the country, please click here.


The Heritage Card costs as follows:

Adult €40
Senior (60+) €30
Student (valid student ID required) €10.00
Child (12-17) €10
Family (max. 2 adults & 5 children) €90

Click here for more information on the OPW Heritage Card.

Dublin Pass

Dublin Pass will be accepted for a self-guided visit. To take a guided tour, Dublin Pass holders pay €3.

School Bookings

School visits are offered free of charge, however, advance booking is required. To arrange a school visit or to enquire about our workshops and other educational sessions, please contact us.

To find out more about our education programme or to see what education resource packs we offer, please click here.

General Group Bookings

Advance booking for groups of more than 8 people is required. Please contact us to enquire about group rates or to make a booking.

We offer special rates to tour operators for pre-booked tours (both guided and self-guided) for groups. Please email us for more details.

Important Information

As Dublin Castle is a working Irish Government building, security, access to rooms and opening arrangements may be subject to change at short notice. Every attempt will be made to advertise these closures on our website ahead of time, but we apologise for any inconvenience caused.