I’m sharing photos of a Guinness Storehouse visit on this Saint Patrick’s Day. The Storehouse is in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland and it gets millions of visitors a year.
Guinness was first created in 1759 and the Storehouse where it’s made opened to the public in 2000. The best selling alcoholic drink in Ireland is Guinness. The exhibits at the Storehouse lead you through the history and manufacturing of this iconic beer.
I liked how the display boards had brief, informative explanations.
Displays are also artistic and multimedia. This fountain was one of my favorites. I’ll share photos of their whimsical advertising displays in a future post.
Here’s one of the early mills used in the beer-making process.
This display shows how many bubbles are in every pint in a creative way.
Guinness Storehouse shows the steps that go into making beer in an engaging industrial art style.
They take advantage of all the space available. The beam below these hanging models says, “The story of transporting Guinness stout is the story of transportation itself.”
These enormous pistons were impressive.
Light filters down from the upper floors into the interior of the seven-story building.
Sampling the stout
Tour participants each get a sample of freshly drawn Guinness stout.
If you’re craving more, Guinness can be purchased in several establishments inside the building. We had these on the glass-lined upper floor. It had just been remodeled. Prince William and Kate Middleton visited a few days prior to our visit in March 2020.
You get fantastic panoramic views of Dublin from this level.
You’ll see different versions of their logo throughout the building. You can read more about the Guinness harp in my post from last year.
They have a great gift store on the bottom floor. I purchased a t-shirt with glittering gold details to remember my visit. I love this shirt’s green color.
Just outside Guinness Storehouse
You’ll find this sign a short ways from the entrance. It reads, “Stone Upon Stone Upon Fallen Stone” in English and Irish. It was created by Lawrence Weiner, an important figure in the conceptual art movement of the 1960s.
Horses and carts are just outside the entrance for visitors wanting to see more of the neighborhood.
There’s a lot to explore at the Guinness Storehouse. Give yourself plenty of time to take in the sights and enjoy a tasty brew or two. 🍻