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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

BOOK ONLINE

See all opening times

Pre-Booking Essential

Admission

Brú Na Bóinne Tour + Newgrange Chamber

  • Adult: €18
  • Senior (60 and over): €16
  • Child (12-17): €12
  • Child (under 12): FREE
  • Student (valid student ID required): €12
  • Family (max. 2 adults & 5 Children aged 12 -17): €48

Book Brú Na Bóinne Tour + Newgrange Chamber Tour here


Knowth Tour+ Exhibition

  • Adult: €10
  • Senior(60 and over): €8
  • Child (12-17): €5
  • Child (under 12): FREE
  • Student(valid student ID required): €5
  • Family (max. 2 adults & 5 Children aged 12 -17): €25

Book Knowth Tour+ Exhibition here


Newgrange Tour + Exhibition

  • Adult: €10
  • Senior (60 and over): €8
  • Child (12-17): €5
  • Child (under 12): FREE
  • Student (valid student ID required): €5
  • Family (max. 2 adults & 5 Children aged 12 -17): €25

Book Newgrange Tour + Exhibition here


Visitor Centre Exhibition Only

  • Adult: €5
  • Senior (60 and over): €4
  • Child (12-17): €3
  • Child (under 12): Free
  • Student (valid student ID required): €3
  • Family (max. 2 adults & 5 Children aged 12 -17): €13

Ticket availability is very limited. Pre-booking tickets is essential – all visitors including children/infants must have a ticket.

For wheelchair users or visitors who require special assistance please email brunaboinne@opw.ie in advance of booking.

For group bookings (15 – 24 tickets): email brunaboinne@opw.ie

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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 Ireland’s richest archaeological landscape and is situated within a bend in the River Boyne. Brú na Bóinne is famous for the spectacular prehistoric passage tombs of Knowth, Newgrange and Dowth which were built circa 3200BC. These ceremonial structures are among the most important Neolithic sites in the world and contain the largest collection of megalithic art in Western Europe.

Visitor Centre, Newgrange and Knowth
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre is the starting point for all visits to Newgrange and Knowth. The Visitor Centre exhibition is a fully interactive visitor experience exploring the Neolithic culture, landscape and monuments of Brú na Bóinne.

Visitors are brought via shuttle bus to these monuments and pre-booking tickets is essential. Pre-booking for the Visitor Centre only is not required.

There are 4 tour options:

1. Brú Na Bóinne Tour + Newgrange Chamber*

  • A visit to Knowth and Newgrange
  • Guided tour of the chamber at Newgrange
  • Includes exhibitions at Knowth and Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre
  • No access to the chambers at Knowth
  • Pre-Booking Essential

*This tour is not available after 2 November

Book Brú Na Bóinne Tour + Newgrange Chamber Tour here


2. Knowth Tour+ Exhibition*

  • A visit to Knowth
  • Includes exhibitions at Knowth and Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre
  • No access to the chambers at Knowth
  • Pre-Booking Essential

*This tour is not available after 2 November

Book Knowth Tour+ Exhibition here


3. Newgrange Tour + Exhibition

  • A visit to Newgrange
  • Includes the exhibitions at Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre
  • Pre-Booking Essential.

Book Newgrange Tour + Exhibition here


4. Visitor Centre Exhibition Only
Does not include visits to monuments

(These tickets are not available to pre-book)


Visitor Centre opening hours:
August 9:00 – 17:45
September 9:00 – 17:15
October 9:30 – 16:45
November 9:00 – 16:15
December 9:00 – 16:15*

*Earlier opening on winter-solstice mornings (18 – 23 December) with regular tour options suspended 

Closed 24 – 27 December inclusive

Groups of 15 – 24 must pre-book one of our group time slots by emailing brunaboinne@opw.ie for availability.

Dowth
Visitors wishing to see Dowth can access the exterior of the monument directly via the N51. There is no access via the Visitor Centre.

Opening Times

Click the “Book Online” link above to see opening arrangements and available booking times.

Notice

Universal access is limited at the monuments — Please contact us in advance if you require special assistance or have mobility issues.

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

Brú na Bóinne is a very busy site.

Tickets are limited

Visitors may incur long delays or not gain access to the sites. Access is not guaranteed without pre-booked tickets

There is no access to the chambers at Knowth.

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

Photography: Not permitted in the passage or chamber at Newgrange. A permit is required for commercial filming/photography.

Bags are not permitted inside Newgrange. Visitors must leave them in the secure containers provided.

The opening of OPW sites can be weather dependent and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all, access may be subject to change at short notice. Every attempt will be made to announce these closures ahead of time, but if you doubt them, please check with the site for its Open/Close Status.

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

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Facilities

  • Audio guide for exhibition
  • Baby Changing
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Bookshop
  • Café
  • 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

Resources

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.

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