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Dublin Writers Museum

Address: 18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 872 2077
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Ranked #156 of 603 things to do in Dublin
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum has a recording of James Joyce reading from "Anna Livia Plurabelle."
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We both have a keen interest in literature, so this seemed an obvious choice for our trip to Dublin. Unfortunately the museum was rather lacklustre... I got the feeling that the exhibits hadn't been updated in a very long time. There wasn't a lot to see, really. Not worth the entrance fee of 7 euros 50.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Range of writers covered. Seats to sit on were a bonus in the exhibition rooms. House has been restored to its Georgian style. Lovely.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Well the entrance fee is to expensive for whats in side. The time your there you can feel asleep because the time you go around in a such a small place buy yet hear all the history on the audio system makes you tired

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A lot of very interesting information for anyone with an interest in literature. The museum isn't huge and is maybe a little run down in parts, but the amount and quality of the content it contains is wonderful - lots of original writings and objects belonging to some of Ireland's most prolific writers (I had no idea they had so... More 

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Edinburgh
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a great little place. It is not massive but it does house a massive amount of information, the building is a beautiful old town house. It is reasonably priced and if you are interested in reading everything, it is a nice way to spend a few hours.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Lovely museum. A little outdated, but they have so many writers to cover due to the Ireland's incredible literary culture. The audio tour made this museum very interesting. Quite small but there are so many exhibits so you must reserve some time to visit this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A wonderfully put together museum allowing you to follow the development of Irish literature through the decades assisted by audio. Managed by friendly staff and reasonably priced.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This small Museum is located on upper O'Connell St across from The Castle Hotel. My husband and I visited the Museum on a rainy day since it was just across the street from our hotel. We spent a couple of enjoyable hours looking and learning. The Museum is layed out well, and it was VERY interesting learning more about Irish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Old fashioned museum, in desperate need of renovation, they even had to remove some of the displayed items, because of humid walls. still, if you are interested in the life and works of Wilde, Joyce and companions, go there and bring some time. there is quite much to read about time and they have an informative audioguide as well. Entry... More 

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Gillingham Dorset UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It was interesting if you are keen to find out about Irish writers. However, the information was presented in a rather dry way.... examples of books, letters and writing. Not suitable for children.

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