Until the end of 2021, entry to Dublin Castle is FREE for all visitors.
Open: Monday – Sunday & Bank Holidays: 9:45 – 17:45 (last admission 17:15)
- Tickets are FREE and are for self-guided entry into the State Apartments only (Medieval Section & Chapel Royal not included)
- Guided tours are available on a limited basis under current restrictions. Ask at ticket desk for availability.
- Online tickets are available to book online within a week prior to visit.
- A limited number of tickets are available each day at the ticket desk.
- Please keep to the hygiene recommendations. This means washing your hands regularly for a minimum of 20 seconds, and using the hand sanitizer dispensers provided. Make sure you sneeze/cough into disposable tissues, alternatively into your elbow.
- Please observe the current social distancing measures and, if necessary, wait before entering a particular room or area.
- Up to six individuals from the same household, or the same support bubble, can visit the State Apartments together.
- As we open back up to the public your safety and the safety of our staff is paramount. Visitors must queue to enter the building and this includes those who have pre-paid tickets
- For those with mobility issues please consult a member of staff when you arrive and we will help you access the State Apartments
- Food & drink are not permitted in the State Apartments
- Children must be supervised at all times
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.
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.