Tickets & Opening Hours



Open daily 09:00 to 18:00 until Friday 25th Oct,  from Saturday 26th October 09:00 to 17:00.

Admission Tickets

Adult: €9.50

Senior: €8.00 (65 years and above ID maybe required)

Students: €7.50 (16 years and above, students require a valid student Id)

Children (5-16 years): €5.00 (Children 4 and under are free)

Family (2 adults and 2 children): €26.00

Group Rates Available on Request

General admission tickets give you access to the 120 acres of parklands and gardens, the great telescope, 7 science galleries with welcome video and hologram and treehouse playground.

Children/Students under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times within the gardens, science centre and treehouse area. Bikes, footballs and ball games are not permitted within Birr Castle grounds.

Car Parking is available in the public car park across from our main entrance. This is a pay and display car park. There is no car parking within Birr Castle Gardens and Science Centre.

Opening Hours: Gardens & Science Centre

  • January 2nd to February 28th,  9am to 4.30pm
  • March 1st to October 25th,  9am to 6pm
  • October 26th to November 2nd, 9am to 5pm
  • November 3rd to December 24th 9am to 4.30pm
  • December 27th to December 31st, 9am to 4.30pm

Opening times may vary and we may need to close with short notice due to adverse weather conditions. Last admission one hour before closing.

Courtyard Café

The Courtyard Café opens daily from 11:00 to 16:00 during the Autumn & Winter months.
Group catering available upon request and can be catered for in our Tea Rooms, subject to numbers and availability at time of booking.

Discovery Gift Shop

Open all year round
PHONE: +353 (0)57 912 0336