It is open all year round. It takes up to two hours to see the entire place. The most famous beer was produced here since the year 1795. Dublin Guinness storehouse is in the city centre and is situated among the most interesting places for sightseeing.
Dark beer with foam
Everyone knows Guinness beer, if you haven’t tasted it you definitely heard about it and that there is a museum dedicated for it. An old red brick building, inside metal constructions take us to the top 6 floor. The tickets compared to other museums are not one of the cheapest, however the piece of paper can be exchanged for 0,5 litre of the dark liquor. If someone is willing to wait in line he or she can pour the beer on their own. If you haven’t been there yet you should go. It is the perfect place to visit when it is a rainy day. Dry, warm and interesting place. A lot of people, but thanks to the large open areas you will feel comfortable and you will be able to take pictured without anyone walking into your frame.
Dublin Guinness storehouse
You will find that most of the tourists are on the ground floor, where everyone is waiting for a chance to take a selfies with the famous beer’s logo. On the ground floor you can also learn about the Dublin Guinness factory history as well as downloading the audio guide that takes you through all of the developments the factory had. Today the museum takes up a part of the beer where it is brewed.
The whole museum is concentrated around a huge staircase. A huge metal part is painted blue and is separated by glass tops. It reminds me of the Eiffel tower’s construction. I was so fascinated that I didn’t know if I should look up or down.
On your way you will see the displays showing the development of the company. It starts off with manual production, where barley was transferred using shovels; it was then brewed and poured into barrels. The educational route takes you through all of the developing stages, which continued far away from the exit point. The worldwide expansion of Guinness was incredibly fast. The Dublin Guinness company was like a combine-harvester spreading in all possible business directions. Thanks to the transport system the beer with a brand reached most parts of the world. The advertisements did their job. Plane and car models, posters showing the Guinness logo with the toucan and the seal. The funny thing is that everyone knows these elements that were used in the advertisements, even if they have never tried the beer itself. The add campaigns were done professionally, the slogan is still used till this day ‘’Guinness is good for you’’. But is it good for you? If you are not sure you should definitely check out your beer IQ.
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In the building you will find a restaurant and a pub. Elegant and stylish places are prepared for relaxing after the hardship of climbing the stairs. You can have a sit in the pub and drink a beer of your choice. I decided to go all the way to the top floor. It is there that the oval patio is glazed in all directions; from there you can see the entire city. The roof buildings seem so small and so tightly placed together. Everyone is cramped near the window so that they can take another selfies with their beer. I didn’t do it myself. The view from the window was amazing. I was scanning the surroundings to see anything that I could recognise in the city. I looked around at the streets to guess which roof it was. Going all the way to the top floor was worth it in order to see the beautiful Dublin landscape. The only downside of this amusement was the lack of a place to sit, so that you could really enjoy your beer. But what can you do Dublin Guinness Museum is so famous and everyone wants to be here?
Where is the Guinness Storehouse?
Right next to the museum there is a car park, if this is your form of transport. An advice for the tourists- instead of using the public transport you should take a walk here. A walk takes about 30 minutes. If you are coming from O’Connell Street you have to cross the bridge, near Trinity College take a right and go straight. You will pass Christian Church and Dublinia on your right hand side. If you are walking through Thomas Street you will reach St. Arthur’s Pub. Here you will turn right and enter the Rainsford street, and turn left in Bellevue street.