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The Guinness Brewery, Dublin

St. James's Gate Brewery ("Grúdlann Gheata Naomh Séamuis" in Irish) was founded in 1759 in Dublin by Arthur Guinness. The company is now a part of Diageo. Guinness Draft is the main product produced at the brewery.

St. James's Gate has been the home of Guinness ever since 1759 when Arthur Guinness leased it for 9,000 years at £45 per year. In 1838 it became the largest brewery in Ireland, and was the largest in the world by 1914, covering 64 acres.

Although no longer the largest brewery in the world, it is the largest brewer of stout in the world. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, the brewery owned the majority of buildings in the surrounding area, including many streets of housing for brewery employees, and offices associated with the brewery. The brewery also generated all of its own power with its own power plant.

In the brewery there is an exhibition on the 250-year-old history of Guinness, called the Guinness Storehouse.

Guinness Storehouse, the "Home of Guinness", is Dublin's most popular tourist attraction. A converted brewing factory, it is now a Guinness museum, incorporating elements from the old brewing factory to explain the history of Guinness production. Some of the old brewing equipment is on show, as well as stout ingredients, brewing techniques, advertising methods and storage devices.
The exhibition takes place over 7 floors, in a building the shape of a 14 million pint glass of Guinness. The final floor is the Gravity Bar, which has an almost complete panorama over the city, where visitors can indulge in a free pint of Guinness.

Opening Times

Guinness Storehouse is open 7 days a week from 9.30am – 5pm (last admission is at 5pm).

Late opening during July and August until 7pm (last admission is at 7pm).

Christmas Eve Dec 24th
Christmas Day Dec 25th
St Stephens Day (Boxing Day)
Dec 26th and Good Friday

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Ticket Prices

Adult €15.00
(10% discount for booking online)
Student over 18 €11.00
Family (2 adults, 4 children) €34.00
Student under 18 € 9.00
Senior Citizen €11.00
Children 6-12 € 5.00

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Disabled Facilities

Guinness Storehouse is fully wheelchair accessible.

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More Information

Telephone: 00 353 (0) 1 408 4800

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St James's Gate,
Dublin 8,

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