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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 #86 of 252 Attractions 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 A little outdated, but they have so many writers to cover due to the Ireland's incredible literary culture.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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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Where do I start, this museum should be free. It's sad that there are so many famous irish writers and the museum does such a poor job at representing them. Needs to be shut down and completely revanted.

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The exhibits are very well laid out and the museum has a nice flow despite being so small. I learned a lot in my short visit.

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Not part of our plans to begin with, we chose to go to the writers museum and was positively surprised, learned alot and I liked that you got your own audio guide.

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