The Revenue Museum

The Revenue Museum, located in the crypt of the Chapel Royal in Dublin Castle, is open on weekdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Admission is free.

Experience a unique window on the many and varied activities of the Revenue Commissioners, from tax collection to customs controls, over several centuries. Our colourful and insightful displays will surprise and inform you.

In addition to exhibits old and new, the Museum contains audio-visual displays and instructive video games. See if you can find hidden contraband or guess the parts of a house that were subject to tax in days gone by.

Among the many exhibits are the first set of Exchequer Returns for Saorstát Éireann, a poitín still, a stamp duty machine, examples of counterfeit goods and endangered species seized at ports and airports, early computer technology, and a wide range of beautiful measuring instruments. All of these are housed in the atmospheric crypt of the Chapel Royal.

While you are in Dublin Castle you can also visit the Chester Beatty Library, the State Apartments and the medieval undercroft.

For more information about the Revenue Museum or to arrange a visit phone: (01) 8635 601.


From 17 September 2014 the Revenue Museum is hosting an exhibition ‘Irish Fiscal Stamps 1922 to Date – A Visual History’. The exhibition provides a unique window into the world of fiscal stamps – adhesive and embossed stamps that have been used for a huge range of purposes, other than posting letters and parcels.

Revenue has been closely associated with the production and use of fiscal stamps since the Office was established in 1923, and this exhibition celebrates that long association and brings together for the first time a dazzling array of stamps, artwork and related materials.

Entry to the Exhibition is free.

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