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

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 NEW

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 via mobile

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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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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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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