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, the fall and the current rebirth of the whiskey industry in Ireland.  Visitors availing of the tour option are given a guided tour of the museum during which our 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 each stage 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.

McDonnell's Bar

We are excited to announce that McDonnells Bar at the Irish Whiskey Museum is now open till late on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. If you're looking for a central spot for a couple of drinks and a beautiful night time view of Trinity College, drop in to us for a whiskey flight, a pint of Guinness, a cocktail or whatever takes your fancy.


Don't forget to keep an eye on our Events Calendar for everything from special whiskey tasting events to candlelit storytelling here at the Irish Whiskey Museum!

Opening Hours

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