Visits to the Storehouse are self guided and well labelled routes direct visitors to displays about Guinness ingredients, the brewing processing, the Guinness family legacy, worldwide distribution, and past advertising campaigns. Many of the displays had interactive video or audio components and the shear size of the operation was pretty amazing.
While some of the displays were educational, the whole experience reminded me a bit of the Biff Tannen Museum from the Back to the Future II movie -- where the museum is really just a form of promotional advertising. Given the corporate nature of the attraction I guess I shouldn't be that surprised.
|Made from old wooden Guinness barrels|
With the price of admission visitors are given the opportunity to 'cash-in' their ticket for a pint of Guinness. Visitors have the choice of their enjoying a pint in the Gravity Bar that overlooks Dublin or learning to pour a 'perfect' pint of Guinness in a bar on the fourth floor.
My partner and I opted to learn to pour a Guinness -- it was a fun interactive part of the tour which I'm
|View from Gravity Bar|
The Guinness Storehouse was about what I expected it to be, an interesting experience but definitely not one of my favourites. The building the Guinness Storehouse is located in part of the original brewery site and is quite old. But the experience doesn't really touch on any of the built heritage features of the site and focuses more on the "Yay Guinness" experience.