The Central Bank Visitor Centre

The Central Bank of Ireland has opened a visitor centre with free admission within the grounds of the building. Both locals and tourists are invited to discover the history behind the significant bank from its early past to present.

What can I expect
  • Free entry to all.
  • Self-guided tours.
  • Learn about the independent Irish currency.
  • Discover the story behind the unique Irish economy.

Located in Foster Place, Dublin city, the Central Bank of Ireland began its unique work back in 1943. From then on, the bank has tackled obstacles with limited powers and operations in its early past and the stories and engaging exhibitions will uncover its journey to the present day.

The bank has opened and displayed rare tokens from its archives to best showcase the compelling role the Central Bank has played through periods of growth and crisis within the economy.

The exhibition 'Pounds, Shillings & Independence' depicts the development of the Irish Free State in 1922 and the management and control involved in the Irish currency that followed.

The process behind both the Ploughman’s series of notes and the Series A Banknotes is explored within the attraction along with other unique designs and characteristics of other qualities.


Experience more free attractions in the city like The National Botanic Gardens, The Garda Museum, and The James Joyce Tower.



N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin, D01 F7X3


There is a Luas stop on the Red Line, the Spencer Dock on Mayor Street Upper which is just a three-minute walk away.


There are approximately 24 bus routes operating within a 10–15-minute radius from the attraction including Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann services.


The Docklands Train station is just a seven-minute walk away.

Connolly Station is around a 15-minute walk away.

Tara St Station is approximately a 20-minute walk.


A Dublin Bikes station is located directly across the road from the South Entrance of North Wall Quay,


North Wall Quay, North Dock is approximately a 30 minute from O’Connell Street.


Free Entry

*No Booking required.


Pleaase see attraction's website for more information.

  • Mon-Fri 10:00 – 16:00 (excluding Bank Holidays).
  • Last entry 15:00.
  • Takes 45–60 minutes to look around the Visitor Centre.
  • Located at N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin, D01 F7X3.
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