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Museums and Attractions

Museums and Attractions

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth)

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Newgrange
Donore
Meath
Republic of Ireland

The Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre in Donore, County Meath, is an information hub for the thousands of visitors eager to explore Ireland’s mysterious Neolithic monuments, Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. An extensive exhibition includes a full scale replica of the chamber at Newgrange (a World Heritage site), as well as a model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth.

Located on the south side of the River Boyne, the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre is the only access point to Newgrange and Knowth, which lie north of the river. All tours of Newgrange start at the centre, before visitors cross the river via a footbridge and are brought by shuttle bus to the monuments. Because space inside the monuments is limited, places are restricted to around 700 per day at high season, meaning the the summer months are particularly busy.

A seasonal bus service runs from the town of Drogheda to the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre through Donore village. Open all year round, the centre has longer opening hours in summer. As well as a full scale replica of the Newgrange Chamber, the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre features a large interactive exhibition on the Brú na Bóinne area, an audio-visual presentation, the Brú na Bóinne tourist office, gift shop and tea rooms. A large car park and a picnic area are available outside.

The mysteriously beautiful Newgrange prehistoric monument offers glorious views of the Boyne Valley. Among the finest surviving examples of this type of monument in Europe, Newgrange attracts thousands of international visitors every year. Visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre to start your own tour of this treasured national landmark.

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  • Top Attraction
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  • Car Park
Descriptions
Admission Prices

Visitor Centre Exhibition: Adult €3 | Senior/group €2 | Child/student €2 | Family €8 Exhibition and Newgrange: Adult €6 | Senior/group €5 | Child/student €3 | Family €15 Exhibition and Knowth: Adult €5 | Senior/group €3 | Child/student €3 | Family €13 Exhibition and Newgrange and Knowth: Adult €11 | Senior/group €8 | Child/student €6 | Family €28

Method of Payment

Cash | Debit/Credit Card

Opening Times

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre opening hours: January, 9:00am–5:00pm | February, March, April, 9:30am–5:30pm | May, 9:00am–6.30pm | June–Mid-September 9:00am-7.00pm | Mid-September-end of September 9:00am–6:30pm | October 9:30am-5.30pm | November, December 9:00am-5:00pm Last tour to the monuments leaves the centre 1 hour and 45 minutes before the centre closes | Last admission to the visitor centre is 45 minutes before closing time Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre and Newgrange are open all year round except for 24-27 December. Knowth re-opens 3 April and closes 31 October.

Facilities: Restaurant/tearoom seating capacity: 110 Car/bus park | Minibus shuttle service to Newgrange and Knowth viewing areas | Tourist information office | Toilets | Toilets for visitors with disabilities | Visitor centre | Audio visual exhibition

Opening Months

All year

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