City of the dead

The City of the Dead is an immersive exhibition in the basement of the museum. It covers the burial practices and religious beliefs, as well as the meticulous record-keeping, of the 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin. 

City of the dead exhibit

The Milestone Gallery

The Milestone Gallery houses a succession of special exhibitions on key historical figures, starting with Glasnevin’s founder Daniel O’Connell. It also houses “the Timeline” a 10 metre long digitally interactive table containing details of the lives and relationships of hundreds of the most famous people buried there. 

Milestone Gallery exhibit

The glazed Prospect Gallery

The glazed Prospect Gallery offers periodic historical exhibitions over a panoramic view of the cemetery, along with information on its marvellous array of funerary monuments and historic graves. 

View from the Prospect gallery