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Bru na Boinne

Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre Newgrange and Knowth

Contact Details

Address:

Donore,
Drogheda
Co. Meath
A92 EH5C

Tel. +353 (41) 988 0300

Email: brunaboinne@opw.ie

 

 

Opening Hours

March & April 2020

Open: 09:30

Last shuttle to monuments 15:00

Last admission to Visitor Centre 16:45

May, June, July & August 2020

Open: 09:00

Last shuttle to monuments 16:30

Last admission to Visitor Centre 18:15

September 2020

Open: 09:00

Last shuttle to monuments 15:30

Last admission to Visitor Centre 17:15

October 2020

Open: 09:30

Last shuttle to monuments 15:00

Last admission to Visitor Centre 16:45

November & December* 2020

Open: 09:00

Last shuttle to monuments 14:30

Last admission to Visitor Centre 16:15

CLOSED 24th – 27th December inclusive

*Earlier opening on Winter Solstice mornings (18th – 23rd December) with regular options suspended.

 

Admission Fees

1. Brú na Bóinne Tour – Outside Only:
Adult €12
Senior/Group €10
Children (12-17) €8
Family* €28

2. Brú na Bóinne Plus Newgrange Chamber Tour:
Adult €18
Senior/Group €16
Children (12-17) €12
Family* €48

3. Visitor Centre Exhibition Only:
Adult €5
Senior/Group €4
Children (12-17) €3
Family* €13

Children under 12 are free but still require a ticket.
*Family is 2 adults and up to 5 children

Facilities

Café, gift shop/tourist information, picnic area, shuttle buses to Monuments,

Universal access is limited at the monuments – those who require special assistance or those with mobility issues please contact us in advance of visit

No pets – Guide dogs with ID permitted

No drones

 

COVID-19

Following Government guidelines this site is closed until further notice.


Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre is the starting point for all visits to Newgrange and Knowth. Do not go directly to the monuments as you will not gain entry. Visitors are brought via shuttle bus to the monuments

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Winter Solstice Lottery Draw 2020


The new state of the art, immersive visitor experience focuses on the monuments of the World Heritage Site during the Neolithic period. It transports visitors back 5000 years to the pinnacle of passage tomb building when Brú na Bóinne contained some of the largest buildings in the world.

The exhibits explore the seasonal nature of Stone Age society, the significance of the solar cycle, ceremonies and the monument building process.

On 1st March 2020 new tour options begin that include visiting both Newgrange and Knowth as standard.

The previous options of visiting Knowth or Newgrange only are no longer available.

1. Brú na Bóinne Tour – Outside Only:

This is a visit to Knowth and Newgrange exterior only.

2. Brú na Bóinne Plus Newgrange Chamber Tour:

This is a visit to Newgrange and Knowth, which includes access to the chamber at Newgrange.

Average duration of both tour options is 2 hours 45 minutes including the visitor centre exhibitions.

Bookings

Groups:

Groups of 15 or more must prebook one of our group time slots by emailing brunaboinne@opw.ie for availability.

Individuals:

ONLINE BOOKING SUSPENDED DURING COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS

Once we reopen,

For Brú na Bóinne Tour plus Newgrange chamber

Tickets will be available to pre booking online from 36 hours up 90 days in advance of visit

It will be essential to pre-book the Brú na Bóinne Tour plus Newgrange chamber in advance.

Walk-in tickets each day will be very limited and sold first come first served.

A maximum of 14 tickets can be booked.

For Brú na Bóinne Tour – OUTSIDE ONLY

These tickets will not be available to pre-book.

They will be available to walk-in visitors and sold first come first served on a daily basis.

These tickets are also limited and can sell out.

Visitors are advised to be arrived close to our opening time to avoid disappointment


Brú na Bóinne is a very busy site.

Tickets on both tour options are limited.

Visitors may incur long delays or not gain access to the sites.

Access is not guaranteed – without pre-booked tickets (when they are introduced)

 

Other information

The passage and chamber at Newgrange is low and Narrow and maybe not suitable for visitors with claustrophobia or mobility issues – please contact us in advance if you have any concerns.

There is no access to the passages and chambers at Knowth on either tour option.

The monuments are outdoor sites with no shelter, please dress appropriately for the weather.

Photographic is not permitted in the passage or chamber at Newgrange

Permit is required for commercial filming/photography.

Large bags are not permitted inside Newgrange; visitors will be asked to leave them in the secure containers provided while they are in the chamber.