Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth)

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Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, in Donore, County Meath, interprets the Neolithic monuments of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The extensive exhibition includes a full scale replica of the chamber at the World Heritage Site of Newgrange, as well as a full model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth.


Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre is currently undergoing a major refurbishment for approximately 6 months

Shuttle buses for tours of Newgrange and Knowth (from 28th March) will not be affected.
While the visitor centre building is closed, a temporary reception/ticketing area and limited facilities will be available in the carpark of the visitor centre.

  • There is no exhibition or audio-visual show.
  • Although pre-booking online is not available, admission is free of charge during the works.
  • Groups and individuals have to check in at the visitor centre carpark. Those who go directly to the sites will not gain entry.
  • There is a maximum of 48 on each tour so delays can occur as the tours fill up.

Admission tickets for individuals and small groups (14 or fewer people) are issued daily on a first come on a first served basis onlyand are not available for pre-booking.

  • We have a limited number of places reserved for groups each day and these places must be booked in advance by emailing A group is 15 or more people.
  • Be here as early in the day as you can to avoid disappointment.
  • To see both sites takes about 3 hours, to see one takes about 2 hours.
  • We are here
  • There is no universal access, those who require special assistance or those with mobility issues please contact us in advance of visit.

The Office of Public Works apologises for the inconvenience caused.

If you have any queries regards this or for visitors with disabilities or special requirements please contact us at    +353 41 9880300


All admissions to Newgrange and Knowth are through the visitor centre, there is no direct access to these monuments. Visitors are brought from the visitor centre to the monuments by shuttle bus. This is a very busy site and visitors may experience a delay during the summer months.

Audio Visual Presentation
Seating: 30 - Duration: 7 mins - Language: English - Irish - French - German - Italian – Spanish

Opening Times:
Feb – Apr Daily 9.30 – 17.30.
May daily 9.00 – 18.30.
Jun – Mid Sept daily 09.00 – 19.00.
Mid Sep – End Sep daily 09.00 – 18.30.
Oct daily 09.30 – 17.30.
Nov – Jan daily 09.00 – 17.00.
Newgrange open all year round.
Knowth open Early April – October.

General Information:
Visits last between 1-3 hours. Leaflets/Guide Booklets: English - Irish - French - German - Italian - Spanish – Japanese.

+353 41 9880300
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