Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, near Drogheda, Co. Meath
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The Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre is the gateway to the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage site with its complex of Neolithic Passage Tombs, including Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth, the smaller tombs and the many other sites of contemporary and later history. The Centre contains exhibitions that describe the society that created the Neolithic tombs, their homes, dress, food, tools and weapons. Great emphasis is placed throughout the Exhibition on the building of the monuments; why they were built: how they were used; where the building stones were found and how these were moved to the site. The audio–visual show deals primarily with the solar alignments in the Boyne Valley. The extensive exhibition also contains a partial full-scale replica of the chamber at Newgrange as well as a replica of one of the smaller sites at Knowth.

Facilities include tourist information, tearoom, picnic area and parking. The Visitor centre is the starting point for all visits to Newgrange and Knowth and a shuttle bus service runs to these monuments from the bus stop which is reached via a pedestrian bridge across the River Boyne.

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GPS coordinates 53.693861,-6.447258

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