Irish Whiskey Museum

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119 Grafton Street
Dublin 2

Phone: +353 1 525 0970
Website: Visit Website

Nature of Business
Whiskey Museum and Private Hire Venue


The Irish Whiskey Museum, which is housed in an Edwardian style listed building on the bottom of Grafton Street is the first Irish whiskey museum in the world!.

The Museum is housed over three floors with lift access to every floor. Together with excellent bus routes and close proximity to train stations, not to mention several multi storey car parks nearby, in terms of accessibility, the location is hard to beat. The building has been carefully and sympathetically refurbished and has wonderful views over the front of Trinity College and College Green from our Cafe Bar at the entrance level to the Museum.


The Irish Whiskey Museum tells the story of Irish whiskey from its origins to the present day and gives visitors a glimpse of social and political history during the various stages of the rise and fall and rebirth of the whiskey industry in Ireland.  Visitors availing of the tour option are given a guided tour of the museum during which our very knowledgeable guides tell stories from the various stages of history. The tours are complemented by state of the art technology and interactive props through four very different areas of the museum representing different stages in the development and growth of whiskey in Ireland.

  • For tour times and prices check out our website.

Private Hire

At the Irish Whiskey Museum, we also cater for small to medium sized private groups and parties for every occasion. The atmosphere in the museum is cosy and intimate whether there is 20 or 120 in attendance and we can cater for both size groups and everything in between. Events are generally held in the evening time once the last public tour has ended.

We are very flexible and we will try our best to accommodate any type of event that potential clients are considering. Whether you are entertaining clients, team building, having a staff get-together or whatever the occasion, we will be happy to discuss the options available.

Group Activities

At the Irish Whiskey Museum, we also offer Cocktail Making and Whiskey Blending Masterclasses for small groups of people.

The foundation of the Irish Whiskey Museum coincided with the renewed growth in Irish distilleries. So the Irish Whiskey Museum has by fortunate coincidence become a place where the story of Irish whiskey is told at a very exciting time of growth and expansion in the industry. Irish businesses in general are getting back on track and the future is looking good for the first time in many years.

Whiskey Appreciation Courses

Starting from February 2017 we will be running Whiskey Appreciation Courses on the second Friday of every month.  Courses will run for two hours and will include a bit of Irish Whiskey History, Distillation, Whiskey appreciation and Food Pairings.  The course will be certified and all guest will take home an Irish Whiskey Museum Tasting Journal.  For more information on the course go to

Opening Hours

10.00am (first tour at 10.30am) to 6pm (last tour) all year round Available for private hire in the evenings