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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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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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Lovely snippet of Irish literary history

Cost of €7:50 per adult, well worth it especially if a fan of writers history. Some lovely artefacts with 2 viewing rooms downstairs and 2 exhibition rooms upstairs. The audio... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cost of €7:50 per adult, well worth it especially if a fan of writers history. Some lovely artefacts with 2 viewing rooms downstairs and 2 exhibition rooms upstairs. The audio tour is perfect as you can do it at your own pace, and the architecture and artwork throughout the building is fabulous. Little garden area for summer months, toilets and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of memorabilias and documents. The audio guide could be better. This is a very educativ visit if you are interested by litterature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Included in the dublin pass gave this place a visit even though my knowledge of Dublin writers is limited. Self guided tour with handsets so you can listen in detail at each point.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Go here if you have time to read each exhibit with the accompanying (free) audio. This would give you a comprehensive history of different local authors including James Joyce and Oscar Wilde amongst others. I had heard about a section of children's books, don't bother. Could be better, is really only meant for purists.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 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 November 15, 2016 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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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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