14 Henrietta St and Richmond Barracks to reopen

The closure of Dublin City Council Culture Company’s public tours and buildings as a result of Covid-19 will be lifted on Wednesday 1st July 2020, with the reopening of 14 Henrietta Street, and on Monday 6th July 2020 with the reopening of Richmond Barracks.

Both buildings will be operating in line with Government guidelines and under strict health and safety protocols. To ensure that social distancing and public health guidelines can be adhered to at all times the number of people taking part in tours, events and using the buildings will be reduced. Hand sanitiser stations will be available and there will be visible messages reinforcing social distancing, hand-hygiene, and coughing/sneezing etiquette. All Dublin City Council Culture Company personnel have relevant health and safety training.

14 Henrietta Street, nominated for this year’s European Museum of the Year Award, will commence public guided tours on Wednesday 1st July with tours running Wednesday to Sunday from 10am - 4pm. Tickets for tours at 14 Henrietta Street will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 23rd July.

In addition to individual visitor tickets, a new private group tour ticket for 14 Henrietta Street has been introduced. Designed for those who may feel safer and more comfortable by staying within their own family units or small groupings during their visit, private tours will cater for small groups of up to eight people. 

Richmond Barracks and gardens, in Inchicore, will reopen on Monday 6 July in a phased approach, opening 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. The initial daily programme of events will include the historical tour of Richmond Barracks and a newly launched Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour alongside a creative workshop on site each day. The onsite cafe (operated by The Caterers) and rehoused Inchicore library (operated by Dublin City Libraries) will also reopen shortly, with more activities that can be enjoyed at a suitable social distance planned for the coming weeks too. Booking for tours and creative workshops at Richmond Barracks will open at 10am on Monday 29th July.

All visitors booking guided tours at either location are advised to book in advance online or by phone, as tour places are strictly limited to ensure safe social distancing. Both venues will operate on a cashless basis, card transactions will be facilitated. Other Dublin City Council Culture Company programmes, Culture Club, Tea & Chats, Culture Connects, The National Neighbourhood and Our City Our Books, will remain online until further notice, with in person activities resuming in the coming months in line with Government guidelines.

Dublin City Council Culture Company looks forward to welcoming visitors back to our buildings in a safe and timely manner, to reconnect with each other and culture across the city.

Photos available on request.

Available for interview: Company CEO and venue staff