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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
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Book your Skip the Line: Guinness Storehouse Entrance Ticket now and your ticket will be pre-booked and pre-paid, for a fast, hassle-free entry into Ireland's number one visitor attraction. The staff will be pleased to welcome you and serve you a complimentary pint of the black gold! No trip to Dublin is complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse.

Highlights

  • Skip the Line entry to Dublin's Guinness Storehouse
  • History, culture and the 'Black Stuff' at the Guinness visitor center
  • Complimentary pint of Guinness and 360-degree views from the 7th-floor Gravity Bar
  • No waiting in queues with fast-track entry
  • Flexible ticket - you choose when to visit the Storehouse

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Guinness Storehouse Entrance Ticket

Gravity Bar on the seventh floor

Located in the heart of the legendary St James's Gate brewery in Dublin, this production site has been home to the "Black Stuff" since 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a lease for 9,000 years. The Storehouse, a former fermentation plant, has now been remodeled into a visitor center dedicated to the history of Guinness. Ireland's number one visitor attraction unfolds its tale across seven floors shaped around a giant pint glass which, if full, would contain 14.3 million pints of Guinness.

The highlight of the visit for many is the Gravity Bar, symbolically the "head of the pint", where one can enjoy 360 degree views across Dublin while savoring a complimentary pint of Guinness.

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Itinerary

Ground Floor
On the ground floor, where you can also visit the Retail Store, the massive exhibit introduces you to the four ingredients; water, barley, hops and yeast, all of which combine together to make a perfect pint. As you continue your visit, you will meet the fifth vital ingredient, the man himself, Arthur Guinness.

First Floor
The virtual master brewer guides you step by step through the Brewing Process. Up to 100 lucky visitors each week will be able to Start the Brew themselves by operating a computer that is scheduled on the same timetable as the brewhouse. On the same floor, you will find a state of the art Tasting Laboratory, Transport Exhibit, the Craft of the Cooper, and tales about Guinness abroad.

Second Floor
Here you will find the history of Guinness Advertising containing branded memorabilia and the stories of the popular icons from the Toucan to the Guinness Surfers. You can also watch a selection of Guinness TV ads which have made the brand a well-known Irish symbol in every corner of the globe.

Third Floor
The Choice Zone is an interactive exhibit which challenges visitors to look at their own drinking habits and recognize the fine line between enjoying yourself and drinking to excess.

Fourth Floor
The Story of the Building exhibit charts the history of the building from its construction in 1904 as a fermentation plant to its re-birth in the year 2000 as the Guinness Storehouse visitor experience. The Home message board is also located here, this is where you get the opportunity to leave a message about anything you wish!

Fifth Floor
The Source Bar is an artistically designed bar where you can learn to pour your own pint of Guinness beer. Beside this, the Brewery Bar is an informal and relaxing place to dine while at the Guinness Storehouse. Enjoy traditional Irish cuisine with traditional Irish recipes that use Guinness as a defining ingredient.

On the same floor, the My Goodness My Gilroy section is an exhibition of John Gilroy's work, the artist responsible for the famous Guinness advertising from the 1930s to 1960s. Opened in July 2004 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Guinness advertising, the exhibition features Gilroy's original sketches, artwork and posters, drawn from the Guinness Archive. Guinness TV commercials aired in 1955, which brought Gilroy's famous characters to life, are also shown.

Seventh Floor
The Gravity Bar - You have finally reached the head of the pint. This is where you will receive your complimentary pint of Guinness beer. Relax and enjoy the uninterrupted panoramic views across Dublin City - it really is one of the most spectacular places to visit in Dublin.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Very interesting tour of the Guinness Storehouse. We took about three hours to do the tour and enjoye it very much, especially the tasting room. Surprisingly it was not crowded on the day we went, no long lines. This is definitely more suted to adults than children.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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