Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) | Discover Boyne Valley Meath, Ireland

Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth)

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.

Tourist information is available from the OPW staff at the reception desk and in the centre's gift shop.

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

On 1st March 2020 new tour options begin that include visiting both Newgrange and Knowth as standard.

The previous options of visiting Knowth or Newgrange only are no longer available.

1. Brú na Bóinne Tour – Outside Only:

This is a visit to Knowth and Newgrange exterior only.

2. Brú na Bóinne Plus Newgrange Chamber Tour:

This is a visit to Newgrange and Knowth, which includes access to the chamber at Newgrange.

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

Bookings

Groups:

Groups of 15 or more must prebook one of our group time slots by emailing brunaboinne@opw.ie for availability.

Individuals:

In early March, all tickets will be ‘walk-in’ and sold on a first come first served basis.

Online booking will be fully reintroduced by the end of March on the Bru na Boinne website. The online booking system is for parties with 14 people or fewer.

Walk-in tickets for the Brú na Bóinne plus Newgrange Chamber tour will be phased out and online booking will be essential for this option.

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 (when they are introduced)

Other information

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

There is no access to the passages and chambers at Knowth on either tour option.

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

Photographic is not permitted in the passage or chamber at Newgrange

Permit is required for commercial filming/photography.

Large bags are not permitted inside Newgrange; visitors will be asked to leave them in the secure containers provided while they are in the chamber.

Opening Hours

March & April 2020

Open: 9:30

Last shuttle to monuments 15.00

Last admission to Visitor Centre 16.45

May, June, July & August 2020

Open: 9:00

Last shuttle to monuments 16:30

Last admission to Visitor Centre 18:15

September 2020

Open: 9:00

Last shuttle to monuments 15:30

Last admission to Visitor Centre 17:15

October 2020

Open: 9:30

Last shuttle to monuments 15:00

Last admission to Visitor Centre 16:45

November & December* 2020

Open: 9:00

Last shuttle to monuments 14:30

Last admission to Visitor Centre 16:15

CLOSED 24TH – 27TH December inclusive

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

Admission Costs

  1. Brú na Bóinne Tour – Outside Only:

    Adult €12

    Senior/Group €10

    Children (12-17) €8

    Family* €28

  2. Brú na Bóinne Plus Newgrange Chamber Tour:

    Adult €18

    Senior/Group €16

    Children (12-17) €12

    Family* €48

  3. Visitor Centre Exhibition Only:

    Adult €5

    Senior/Group €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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Town
Telephone
+353 41 9880300
Email Address
brunaboinne@opw.ie
Address

Donore Meath Republic of Ireland A92 EH5C

Latitude
53.70057581075286
Longitude
-6.455041477027567
Region
GPS: 53.70057581075286, -6.455041477027567

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