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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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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum has a...

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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If you read...if you write...

It's not big, it's not presumptuous. It is however a place people who love to read or write might enjoy. Oh... Did I forget to mention inexpensive, close to all things on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 8, 2016
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the writers museum near trinity university It was very good Also book of Kells worth a visit but v touristy and expensive Don't drive into Dublin ( streets are poorly signed , one way and dedicated to bus)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I adored this museum. I spent two hours wandering the rooms with the incredibly informative audio guide (which is free from reception) discovering new things about writers I already love as well as adding to my ever increasing reading list. There is delightful insight into the lives of some of Dublin's best lived authors, as well as attention paid to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We visited this place, payed 15€ for two, and although it has some info for the writers on the walls in chronological order and an audio guide, it is not what you normally call a museum. We would not recommend it

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Derry, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is a very mundane offering. From the very rude man at the front desk who didn't smile, look up or even say thank you while taking over £25 from us for two adults and two children. It was extremely boring, with few interesting artefacts and huge omissions. A picture of Brian Friel but nothing else, very little on Heaney,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Give yourself at least an hour to do this museum - there's a free audio guide that walks you through everything, but lots more to read in addition to what they cover! You'll learn a ton - such a great place for those of us that like to read everything in a museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

It's not big, it's not presumptuous. It is however a place people who love to read or write might enjoy. Oh... Did I forget to mention inexpensive, close to all things on O'Connell Street and interesting? It won't take a long time out of your day but there are some memorable things inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

This place is well hidden since it is a bit off the stream of tourist street. But if you do love literature, you have to see this wonderful museum!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

This little museum has one big plus: in walking through the few small rooms with the audioguide, you will get a fairly complete introduction to Irish literature. It is a fascinating subject and if you don't know much about it and are interested in it, by all means, go. Likewise, if Irish literature, or literature of any kind, is your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We enjoy literature both on the page and on stage and therefore visiting the Writers Museum was a fascinating experience. The audio guide takes you through the rich history from the earliest writers up to the present time and the items on display add background to the characters without going into excessive detail. Whilst the Museum may not be ideal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I didn't know what to expect, but found a fascinating array of rooms explaining a lot about many writers, how they grew up, lived their lives, what works they wrote, and many personal items i.e. letters written to family and friends, along with first edition copies of their books. Upstairs was beautiful too, a real surprise to find this so... More 

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