Glasnevin Museum is the world's first cemetery museum. Visitors can explore the history and the lives of more than 1.5 million people that are buried here.

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum & Tours

Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum are both the guardians and storytellers for over 1.5 million people. From the ordinary to the truly extraordinary, these people helped shape the Ireland of today. We want to share their stories and times with you through tours of the cemetery, a visit to the museum or through a genealogy search for your family history.

City of the dead

The City of the Dead is an immersive exhibition in the basement of the museum. Through interactive displays, it covers the burial practices as well as the meticulous record-keeping, of the 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin.

City of the dead exhibit

Religion Wall

Part of City of the Dead

Our "religion wall" illustrates the different beliefs in relation to the "after life" of some of the religions of the people buried in our cemeteries 

The Milestone Gallery

The Milestone Gallery houses a succession of special exhibitions on key historical figures, starting with Glasnevin’s founder Daniel O’Connell.

Milestone Gallery exhibit

The Timeline

Part of the Milestone Gallery

The Milestone Gallery 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 here. 

Just pick your person of interest and let the screens guide you through his or her history and see how that person might have been associated with so many other people that have shaped Ireland.

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