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Guinness Storehouse gets a big facelift for birthday

One of the capital's best known attractions, the Guinness Storehouse, is to get a facelift in time for its 10th anniversary.

Plans to update the Storehouse experience on St James's Street include several new restaurants, a cooking school and a coffee shop on the first floor.

The new plans for the development of the structure, which is famously modelled on a pint of Guinness, have been put together over the past six months.

They include a kitchen area, a Brewers Restaurant and seating for 120 people across 320 square metres.

It will also see the removal of the titanium "source" structure, the creation of visual portals for the Millar engine, additional storage space and other modifications such as new walling and ventilation to accommodate the new developments.

Storehouse spokesperson Jane Gray told the Herald that the upgrade was to keep the attraction at the top of its game. "The reason we want to upgrade at this stage is to make sure that we remain the number one experience for tourists in Dublin."