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Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth)

Step into Ireland’s richest archaeological landscape

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Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth)

Step into Ireland’s richest archaeological landscape

See all opening times

Site Closed

Site closed due to Government Restrictions.

Admission

1. Brú na Bóinne Tour – Outside Only:
(Visitor Centre exhibition included)
Adult €12
Senior(aged 60+) €10
Children (12–17) €8
Family* €28

2. Brú na Bóinne Plus Newgrange Chamber Tour:
(Visitor Centre exhibition included)
Adult €18
Senior(aged 60+) €16
Children (12–17) €12
Family* €48

3. Visitor Centre Exhibition Only:
(Newgrange and Knowth not included)
Adult €5
Senior(aged 60+) €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

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Getting here

Donore
Drogheda
Co. Meath
A92 EH5C

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Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth)

The World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne is situated within a bend in the River Boyne. It is famous for the passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, built some five millennia ago.

These ceremonial structures are among the most important Neolithic sites in the world. They contain the largest collection of megalithic art in western Europe.

The visitor centre has just undergone a major reimagining and its state-of-the-art exhibitions illuminate the history of these extraordinary places.  Starting in the Visitor Centre a visit to Newgrange and Knowth is now a combined interconnected visiting experience. This allows for greater access to the sites and for the first time an outside only option is available at Newgrange when chamber access is full.

 

Opening Times

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

Seasonal Opening Times

January

Open: 09:00

The last shuttle bus to the Monuments departs at 15:15

Last entry in Visitor Center 16:15

February

Open: 09:30

The last shuttle bus to the Monuments departs at 15:45

Last entry in Visitor Center 16:45

March & April

Open: 09:30

Last shuttle to monuments 15:00

Last admission to Visitor Centre 16:45

May, June, July & August

Open: 09:00

Last shuttle to monuments 14:45

Last admission to Visitor Centre 16:00

September

Open: 09:00

Last shuttle to monuments 15:30

Last admission to Visitor Centre 17:15

October

Open: 09:00

Last shuttle to monuments 14:40

Last admission to Visitor Centre 16:45

November & December*

Open: 09:00

Last shuttle to monuments 14:40

Last admission to Visitor Centre 16:15

Closed 24 – 27 December inclusive

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

Notice

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

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

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

Contact

Donore
Drogheda
Co. Meath
A92 EH5C

041 988 0300

Getting Here

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

Click the relevant icon below to open Maps directions

Facilities

  • Audio guide for exhibition
  • Baby Changing
  • Bookshop
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Changing exhibitions
  • Coach parking
  • Events Venue
  • Exhibition
  • Gift Shop
  • Lift
  • Museum
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
  • WiFi

Restrictions

  • All access to Newgrange & Knowth via Brú na Bóinne centre only
  • Assistance dogs only

Social Guide

Download, print and read our social guide (PDF) about visiting Brú na Bóinne. This will help first-time visitors, families and people with developmental and learning disabilities to prepare for a visit to Brú na Bóinne.

Download the Chamber Tour Social Guide

Download the Outside Tour Social Guide

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