About the Visitor Centre
To picture our award-winning visitor centre, think Lord Of The Rings and the home of its Hobbit hero, Frodo Baggins.
Nestled into the hillside, its unique cave-like structure accommodates a full range of facilities and attractions underground.
The eco-friendly design has minimal visual impact on the surrounding landscape and is complementary to the Cliffs’ natural beauty.
Since opening in 2007, the visitor centre has won numerous awards, including Best Public/Cultural Building at the 2007 Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Awards; the Commercial Interiors Award at the 2007 International Federation of Interior Architects (IFI) Awards and the Exhibition Design Award at the 2007 and 2008 Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) Awards.
Within the Visitor Centre
The Visitor Centre features the Interactive Exhibition, Cliffs View Café, Puffins Nest Café, Visitor Information and Shannon Heritage Craft and Gift Store, Restroom facilities and First Aid facilities, which include a fully equipped first aid room with nationally-certified first aiders available daily.
Free customer wi-fi is available throughout the Visitor Centre which is fully accessible and has wheelchairs available for loan to visitors. Hearing aid amplifiers (Induction Loops) are in place at the front desk, the Ledge Theatre, and the gift shop.
Binoculars are available on loan to observe the vast array of seabirds nesting off the cliffs during the breeding season. Picnic blankets are also available on request. Our auditorium can be hired out for weddings, naming ceremonies and corporate events .
Exhibitions in the Visitor Centre
The centrepiece of the Visitor Centre is a circular exhibition space that has a domed roof structure with a diameter of 25 metres.
The Cliffs Exhibition within the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre contains a wealth of fascinating information and displays to engage visitors of all ages.
The unmissable interpretative exhibition animates the story of the Cliffs, presenting the geology, wildlife and human aspects in an entertaining and informative display.
To bring to life the many different aspects of the Cliffs, the dome is organised into four main themed areas: Ocean, Rock, Nature and Man.
From the central exhibition area, follow the winding tunnel to our theatre which shows a virtual reality cliff face adventure on a big screen. See the Cliffs like never before.
The Ledge experience is an exhilarating virtual reality film displaying the dynamic interrelationship between land and sea at the Cliffs of Moher. The Ledge experience has a running time of five minutes.
It has been probably 18 years since I last visited the Cliffs of Moher and it was impressive then and it is now even better experience due to the visitor centre. Along with the many interesting histories of the area it has an interesting movie ‘on the ledge’ and also many interactive areas to keep it interesting to all ages. The ability to create a postcard with a photo and have it emailed directly was very unique and interesting and after a walk around inside the shear scale of the cliffs themselves was amazing. Coffee shop was very nice as well and excellent facilities and extremely safe environment.
TripAdvisor Review August 2021