Bru Na Boinne -Newgrange and Knowth

Bru Na Boinne visitor centre interprets the Neolithic monuments of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. The extensive exhibition includes a full-scale replica of the chamber of Newgrange as well as a full model of one of the smaller tombs at Knowth.

All admission to Newgrange and Knowth is through the visitor centre, there is no direct access to these monuments. Visitors are brought from the visitor centre by shuttle bus to the monuments.

Pre booking is highly recommended for groups – often up to 6 months in advance. Visits to the tombs are guided in English, the visitor centre is self guided.

Opening times

October & February – April:    Monday – Sunday 09.30 – 17.30
May & mid – end of September:    Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 18.30
June to mid September:    Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 19.00
November – January:    Monday – Sunday 09.00 – 17.00

Newgrange is closed 24th-27th December. Knowth is open for the 2017 season from Saturday April 1st and will be open 7 days a week. Last admission to the Visitor Centre is 45 minutes before closing. Last tour of Newgrange and Knowth monuments is 1 hour 45 minutes before closing time of the Visitor Centre.


Allow an hour for each attraction: 1 hour for the visitor centre, 1 hour for Newgrange and 1 hour for Knowth. 3 hours in total for the 3 attractions.