The Custom House, designed by the renowned James Gandon, was completed in 1791 and is one of Dublin's finest heritage buildings.
Government - National - Foreign, Museums - History
It has played a unique role in Dublin's social, economic and political history over the past 200 years.
The Visitor Centre is located in and around the Dome or Clock Tower area that contains the most important interior features to have survived the destruction of the buildings by fire in 1921 during one of the more dramatic events of the War of Independence.
The Visitor Centre includes a Gandon Museum with information and displays on his life and work in Ireland; the history of the Custom House itself, including the 1921 fire and subsequent restoration and on the many Government offices and important characters who have had offices in the building in the two centuries since it was completed.