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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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Amazing and great building

Lots of information on display and wonderful if you are into literature. Wonderful atmosphere. Put this one on your must do list while in Dublin.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mackay, Australia
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place to visit. The tour is recommended as the guides are informative , knowledgeable and passionate about the literary history of Ireland. A place to take you time, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy not only the exhibits but also the lovely building.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An eighteenth - century townhouse that became a museum in 1991 . Inside there is a collection of literal memorabilia dating back as far as 300 years including portraits , manuscripts and first editions . Also many varied objects that once belonged to different famous writers such as typewriters , notebooks , desks with inkwells even items of evening wear... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a huge waste of time and money. I love books, writers and reading, but this museum really offers nothing new about them, and the shop at the back is much more interesting in general.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think considering all the wonderful writer's Dublin and Ireland has produced this could be presented to the public in a much better way. Technology now provides the opportunity to engage a wider audience in Irish literature. The museum would do well to take a leaf out of Epic's book.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of information on display and wonderful if you are into literature. Wonderful atmosphere. Put this one on your must do list while in Dublin.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This attraction was included in the Dublin Pass package and was perfect for me as I love literature. However, I felt as if the phones you are given to listen about the displays were outdated and dragged on. Saying that, there were different languages available so almost ideal for other language speakers. Three floors of artifacts, I liked it, didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of information displayed in an interesting and readable way. No unnecessary tours! All the prominent Irish writers given credit. Beautiful staircase and upstairs rooms with gilded ceilings and Joyce's piano. Only minor disppointment was the bookshop. Definitely recommended though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's a lot of interesting things (books, letters, typing machines, etc) spread in a old house which claim for a urgent repairing and renew museum concept. Anyway, the Irish writers history itself worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I are huge fans of Oscar Wilde and literature in general, so this tour was right up our alley. It wasn't busy when we visited and the self-guided audio tour is excellent. The book shop is also fantastic and potentially dangerous for a cash-strapped bibliophile. The tour won't be for everyone, but if names like Oscar Wilde,... More 

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