Visitor Centre & Avoca

Start your Malahide Castle and Gardens experience in the Visitor Centre.

The Visitor Centre is your first stop on any trip to Malahide Castle and Gardens. Pick up your tour tickets, plan your visit and get all the information you need to make sure your visit goes smoothly.

The Visitor Centre is also your point of entry for the Walled Garden and the exotic Butterfly House. Take a minute to stroll around the garden exhibition inside the Centre before heading out to explore the garden itself.

Indulge in some retail therapy in the Museum Shop, with its range of beautiful handmade Irish products, and enjoy a browse around Avoca and the Malahide Outdoors Store.

The Visitor Centre is also home to our meeting rooms. Fully equipped for presentations, workshops and classes, this flexible venue can host a variety of memorable events.

Avoca Store, Cafe and Food Market

From beautiful throws and woollens to quirky gifts, clothing and homewares, the Avoca store, cafe and food market is located in our Visitor Centre.

Heralded as one of Ireland’s most exciting retail stores, there are Avoca ceramics, clothing, perfumes, soaps and more from their own design studio.

With a host of award-winning cafes and restaurants, food markets crammed with artisanal ingredients from near and far, as well as a best-selling range of cookbooks, Avoca has long established itself as a must-see stop for any visitor to Ireland.

Avoca at Malahide Castle includes a stunning retail store, 170-seater cafe overlooking the walled gardens, and a tempting food market. Enjoy your coffee to go or bask in the gorgeous surroundings of the sit-down cafe – the choice is yours.

Learn more on the Avoca website and check the Avoca opening hours on our Plan Your Visit page.

Malahide Outdoor Store

Located in the courtyard of Malahide Castle Visitor Centre, Malahide Outdoor Store have all you need for your walking, trekking and hiking adventures.

With a selection of mens, womens and childrens all-weather clothing and footwear, including top brands Regatta, Craghoppers, Columbia and HI-TEC, you’ll find what you need here for a walk in the Demesne, a day outdoors or a week in the Irish elements!

When it comes to outdoor essentials, there is only one place you need go for all the family’s needs.

Learn more on the Malahide Outdoor Store Facebook page or call +353 (0)1 8457236.


Enjoy a gift of magic and adventure with our Annual Membership Pass

Offering cardholders unlimited access to Malahide Castle and Gardens (including the Butterfly House and Fairy Trail), Newbridge House and Farm and The Casino Model Railway Museum</strong, our new Annual Membership Pass makes light work of great days out for all the family!