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Dublin Writers Museum

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Address: 18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 872 2077
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum has...
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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It may not be the must spiffy museum out there but I found it quite educational and charming. Dublin has a lot of amazing writers and through the audio guides you get to know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Ghent, Belgium
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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It´s a small but very interesting museum, if you are a person who likes to read. Ii tells the story of Irish writers, what they did , the prizes they won and how did they interact with other writers. They have radio in many languages to support your visit if you can´t understand english. In the top floor there´s a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My wife and I both found this to be an extremely interesting and informative museum. Although most of the exhibits are in two rooms, the exhibits are packed with information. The audio tour has interesting information that is supplemented by more comprehensive written information. If you want Disney skip this but if you want a charming informative museum go here.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I don't read much but It was fun to find out how much of a contribution Irish writers have had on English literature. you will be given an audio guide which will explain the displays. I learnt so much

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The days of a museum getting by with display cases and wall cards is over. This museum would have passed in the 1970's but not now How about video of Beckett or Behan or someone reading a passage from Joyce? This could be so so much better

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It may not be the must spiffy museum out there but I found it quite educational and charming. Dublin has a lot of amazing writers and through the audio guides you get to know about them. If you're interested in the writers you have to check it out.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a museum that stopped when it was opened in 1991. That's not to say it is not worth a visit. The history of writers through the ages is well done and the context of their work explained. I liked the presentation of some of the original texts and artifacts and the linking of writing to the history of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Me and my klient were really excited coming here as we both are really interested in literature. The personal were not very nice and seemed to be really uncomfortable when we asked for some water, so that my klient could take her meds. This was also the only place we visited in dublin, were you didnt get at least a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Both hubby and I have a keen interest in literature and thought the writers' museum would become a haven of sorts when we moved here. I agree that there are multitudes of information and unusual objects on display. However, in this day and age, with al the interactive media technology available, surely the presentation side of the museum could have... More 

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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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