Photo: Steve Ryan
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Saturday 15 October
Sunday 16 October
The Storehouse was erected as a fermentation house between 1902 and 1904. The building is reputedly the first steel framed building in the British Isles to be built in the Chicago style where the walls act as a barrier to the elements with steel girders forming the main structure of the building. The original design is attributed to AH Hignett, Chief Engineer, Guinness Brewery. Between 1997 and 2000, the Market Street Storehouse was transformed into a visitors’ centre for use by the general public by a London firm of designers called ‘Imagination’, an Irish Architecture firm RKD, ARUP and the in-house Guinness engineers. The Visitor Experience was opened as Guinness® Storehouse, the Home of Guinness®, in December 2000. Note that these tours are restricted for over 18s only.
Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed.Wheelchair Access. This tour is not suitable for children.
Designed by: AH Hignett / RKD
Building Date: 1902-1904 / 2000
Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. Winners will be notified of their tour details ahead of the Open House Dublin weekend. Most of the Open House Dublin tours are operated on a First Come, First Served basis. So if you missed out on this lottery, make sure to check out the rest of the programme!