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Dublin Writers Museum

18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
353 1 872 2077
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Ranked #82 of 263 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Visited on a recent visit to Dublin. Having a reasonable interest in historical literature we decided to visit. Overall I liked the place. I thought that the individual writers stories were good and I actually found the audio guides quite good. It told the stories of the individual writers really well, so it wasn't pretentious or too 'bookish' In any... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I only knew of a few Irish writers...Joyce, Wilde, etc. This museum does a lovely job of introducing a plethora of writers without being overwhelming. The only downside I found was the audio tour was a bit slow and uninteresting. There should be an option to pay an additional amount if you wanted to partake of the audio bit.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I absolutely loved this museum! It is super cute. Very little, about the size of my home in the states. The employees were very friendly and helpful. It's a self guided thing which I very much enjoyed. Technically, you're not supposed to take photos inside. I asked if I could take a photo of a couple of things though at... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Lovely museum filled with many exhibitions on Dublin's best known poets and authors. Staff were friendly and helpful, even letting us store our luggage behind their desk while we did the tour. Would definitely return!

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Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Some very interesting material and some equally dull material. This venue needs an update . It needs to included contemporary writers . If it was my venue , there would be a writer in residence.

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Adrian, Michigan
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337 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This is an interesting museum if you are into literature or even just have an interest in the historical biographies of some of Dublin's better known figures. Dublin has certainly had more than its fair share of celebrated literary figures through the years and this museum helps bring them to life a little more. We used our Dublin Pass for... More

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Stevenson Ranch, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a beautiful and unique museum! There are so many treasures from so many legendary writers that I was just blown away. They by far have the most impressive collection of Frank O’Connor memorabilia that I have ever seen! Also, the museum’s connection to the Jameson family gave the tour an unexpected twist.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I enjoyed the museum, but am passionate about literature. The audio guide helps, but of you're not extremely keen on literature give it a miss and head to Trinity College instead.

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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47 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Some interesting articles, but not a lot of new or uniquely-presented information. The museum definitely need spritzing-up and updating. The biggest complaint was the cost--the museum covers basically two rooms but cost us 27 Euro for a family of four. I would NOT recommend it, unless you love the Irish writers AND have the Dublin Pass.

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Dublin, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The information presented are quite basic, mostly biographical facts that can be found in an encylopedia. The presentation itself is also not too entertaining. If you love literature you will probably enjoy it but that is not a must see in Dublin.

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