The Guinness Storehouse, the Home of Guinness and Ireland’s number one international visitor attraction, has celebrated its 15th anniversary.
Since opening its doors in 2000, the Guinness Storehouse, a seven-storey treasure trove of all things Guinness, has welcomed almost 14 million visitors.
As well as being Ireland’s top tourist attraction, the Guinness Storehouse was named Europe’s Leading Attraction at the World Travel Awards earlier this year.
Commenting on the 15th anniversary, managing director Paul Carty said: “No visit to Dublin is complete without a visit to the Guinness Storehouse.
“People from all over the world have been enjoying this iconic brand attraction for 15 fantastic years and we’re thrilled to have been named the Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction in the same year we celebrate this special anniversary.
“The Guinness Storehouse offers a world class visitor experience and we look forward to welcoming many more visitors through our gates in 2016 and beyond.”
Located in the heart of the legendary St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, the production site has been home to the Guinness Brewery since 1759, when Arthur Guinness signed a lease for 9,000 years.
The story of Guinness is told at the Guinness Storehouse across seven floors shaped around a giant pint glass – the largest in the world – which if filled would hold 14.3 million pints of the black stuff.
Here, visitors discover everything about Guinness: from the unique brewing process, to the barrelling and distribution operation that enables ten million glasses of Guinness to be enjoyed around the world every day in over 150 countries.
The newly opened advertising exhibit displays models of the well-loved ‘Toucan’ that first appeared in 1935, as well as a digital surround sound room projecting the brand’s iconic television adverts of recent years.
Guests are invited to enjoy a multisensory experience of Guinness in the Tasting Room, with experts on hand to explain what makes its colour and flavour so distinctive. Guests can also sample the four main Guinness variants - Guinness Draught, Original, Foreign Extra Stout, and Black Lager.
The attraction even has a Guinness Academy where visitors learn the six steps to pulling the perfect pint of Guinness.
A highlight of any visit to the Guinness Storehouse is the Gravity Bar, the highest bar in Dublin, where guests can savour a complimentary pint of Guinness while enjoying 360-degree views over the city.