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Dublin(Ireland)- Ticket cost 14 Euro with Dublin Pass
Washington DC (Smithsonian)-Entrance is Free
Post Office Museum Dublin
GPO Witness History Museum is a permanent visitor attraction located within the historic GPO (General Post Office) building on O’Connell Street, Dublin.
GPO Witness History is a brand new permanent visitor attraction located in the historical and iconic GPO building on O’Connell Street, Dublin. This highly interactive and spectacular visitor attraction focuses on the 1916 rising, the aftermath of this rebellion and also how Ireland has developed since. Experience the events from an eyewitness perspective of active participants on both sides and bystanders caught in the middle. This engaging and interactive experience brings history to life though electronic touch screens, video, audio visual booths, sound and authentic artifacts – many previously unseen. Relax afterwards in the café and browse the gift shop which overlooks the courtyard. This iconic venue is also available for private functions and events. Opens from 10am Monday-Saturday & 12pm on Sunday. Our Last Entry is 4.30PM – The centre stays open until 5.30PM.
Dublin’s General Post Office
Located on O’Connell Street, The General Post Office (GPO) was the last of Dublin’s prominent public Georgian buildings to be built. Completed in 1818 the GPO still serves Dublin as a post office and a notable landmark.
The GPO is one of Ireland’s most famous building, and it’s role in the 1916 Easter Rising and leading position in the capital guaranteeing it’s high regard. The building served as the headquarters for the Easter Rising and building got heavily damaged in the fighting. The building’s facade is the only authentic remnant of the original structure. Heralded as a symbol of Irish independence the General Post Office houses a small museum on the buildings places in Irish life.
Big Bus Dublin customers – hop off at stop 1.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Address: O’Connell Street, Dublin D01 F5P2, Ireland
“A must see attraction for the whole family. Thoroughly recommended!!”
Post Office Museum Washington DC (Admission is Free)
Photo: Smithsonian Museum Shop interior
Located in the historic D.C. City Post Office next to the restored Union Station, the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum showcases the largest and most comprehensive collection of stamps and philatelic material in the world—including postal stationery, vehicles used to transport the mail, mailboxes, meters, cards and letters, and postal materials that predate the use of stamps. Visitors can walk along a Colonial post road, ride with the mail in a stagecoach, browse through a small town post office from the 1920s, receive free stamps to start a collection and more.
Three vintage mail planes; stagecoach; 1931 Ford Model A postal truck; replica of a railway car; William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, the world’s largest stamp gallery where children can trace the journeys of historic letters, create a virtual stamp collection, and design their own stamp.
This free Smithsonian celebrates America’s proud postal history. Visitors will learn the fascinating evolution of how people have used the mail to communicate.
Address: 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
The United States of America
Working hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Closed December 25
Admission is free
Post Office Museum Smithsonian
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately.