The Custom House, which has been a Dublin landmark for over two hundred...read more
The Custom House, which has been a Dublin landmark for over two hundred years, was the architectural masterpiece of James Gandon. It was completed in 1791 after a ten-year construction period.
This exhibition outlines the history of the Custom House. It describes events in the building during Easter Week 1916 and considers the history of the Custom House and its occupants from then until 1921, when the building was completely destroyed by fire during the War of Independence.
The Visitor Centre itself is an example of some of the finest neo-classical architecture in Europe & ensures that this wonderful space is accessible by all.
The Custom House makes up one of the many visitor centres and cultural attractions in Dublin's Docklands. Located nearby is EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, a brand new fully-digital museum that chronicles the amazing story of Irish emigration in 20 breath-taking interactive galleriesthe Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Story.