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“Expansive, Well-Done Museum (If Not The Actual Factory)”

Guinness Storehouse
Ranked #5 of 512 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: GUINNESS STOREHOUSE(R), Ireland's No. 1 visitor attraction is a "must see" on any visit to Dublin. Housed in an old fermentation plant in the heart of St James's Gate Brewery, the now seven-storey visitor experience tells the story of Ireland's iconic drink and beings to life the heritage of this world famous beer. Your journey begins standing at the bottom of the world's largest pint glass, which rises through the building. It is a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity(R) Bar, Dublin's highest bar where you will receive a complimentary pint of GUINNESS(R) while enjoying spectacular views over Dublin.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Some people will probably be disappointed that this is not an actual factory tour, but instead a sort of Guinness Museum in an old factory building. However, you are right next door to where they actually do the brewing and, frankly, as far as museums go, this one was pretty nifty. It's also likely the only museum you'll ever visit that adds more and more opportunities to have a beer as you move through the experience.

The story of Guinness is compelling, from the way the place started to the process of brewing which is unique to this brand. The story is laid out in an interesting fashion, moving upward through the building as you go, until you end up on the upper floors with restaurants (try the Guinness Meat Pie in one of the places on about floor 5) and then finally the Gravity Bar on top of the building where your ticket gets you a free pint and the floor to ceiling glass gives you a great view of Dublin.

This is easily accessible from the hop on/hop off tour bus companies who all stop outside. We booked tickets in advance which may have saved a few minutes getting in. By the way, this can be a crowded experience, but there are enough different exhibits to keep the crowd moving. Despite the crowds, I enjoyed myself, got a pretty good idea of the story they were telling and enjoyed my pint, too! The drinking age in Ireland is 18, by the way, so my 20-year-old son got to enjoy some product, too, as can yours if you're in the mood to allow it!

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GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Guinness Storehouse. We have so much fascinating Guinness history to share, so we’re thrilled you enjoyed the various exhibits and videos throughout the building. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Visited as part of Stag weekend.

The tour was very well presented & informative without giving out too much information and nicely finished of with a pint of the black gold.

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GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi there, and thanks so much for visiting with your stag party! What a great review - feel free to share your Storehouse story and pictures on any of our other social platforms too. Sláinte!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

After arriving by City tour open top bus we entered the Guinness storehouse expecting to be there for a hour, 5 hours later we left having had a great tour learning how Guinness is made and truly tastes. We had Irish stew in the cafe which was lovely and bought gifts from the shop which were reasonably priced and we left fed and watered on a horse and cart.

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GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thanks so much for getting in touch, and for this glowing review of Guinness Storehouse. We’re thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit! We've so much fascinating history to share around Arthur Guinness and Dublin so we love to hear positive feedback from our visitors. Hope you can make it back again soon. Sláinte!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Although I'm from Dublin, I had never visited the Guinness storehouse and it seems like a rite of passage of sorts so myself and my partner booked tickets and went along on a Saturday afternoon. It was definitely worth the visit! It's self-guided, and although I personally would have preferred a guided tour as I think the knowledge and personality of a tour guide can really add to the experience, we really enjoyed it and there was a great atmosphere throughout the whole tour. I think it could be sign-posted a little clearer throughout the tour itself as there is a selection of free things to do along the way with your ticket, from drinks to activities, but you can only use your ticket once, so once you use it on one thing, you have to pay if you want to avail of any of the other options. I thought this wasn't made very clear for guests and we ended up queuing for about 20 mins for one of the more popular activities, only to find when we reached the top that we would have to pay. It may not be an issue for some people but I thought it was worth mentioning. Other than that one issue, I think the storehouse is definitely worth a visit and is great way to spend an afternoon in Dublin.

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GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share this review of Guinness Storehouse. We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Our aim is to ensure all of our visitors have a memorable and enjoyable time with us at the home of Guinness so it is always great to receive such a glowing review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Sláinte!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I aren’t big drinkers or even Guineas drinkers but found this a well run and interesting visit - complimentary pint in the roof top bar finished the visit really well

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GuinnessStorehouse, Manager at Guinness Storehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip to Guinness Storehouse - we love to share the amazing Guinness story with our visitors! We really appreciate you sharing your own Storehouse story on TripAdvisor and we look forward to welcoming you back for a pint of the black stuff soon!

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