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James Joyce Cultural Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The James Joyce Cultural Centre, situated in a stunning Georgian townhouse, offers the visitor historical and biographical information about James Joyce and his influence in literature. See the door to the famous No 7 Eccles Street from “Ulysses”, a...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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35 N. Great George's St., Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 8547
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined the walking tour of Joyce's "Dubliners" and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour brought us to many spots where Joyce grew up or went to school and to where he had placed scenes from "Dubliners" and other iconic works. Along the way, the guide...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DGandSAG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you never read Ulysses, but only heard of Irish author James Joyce, you’ll enjoy this small, but comprehensive museum. Housed in an old Edwardian home, musty and dusty, the tour starts on the top floor, three or four flights up. You’ll learn tons...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beautiful Georgian building, just down the hill from Belvedere College (alma mater of The Artist), cradles fascinating exhibits and relics in the beautifully done plaster walls. We wish they could have sited this museum at molly and Poldy's place; it's torn down, but the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

An absolute highlight of our first trip to Ireland. We have been reading Joyce for decades and to see settings for these stories was deeply moving. Our guide, the aptly named James, wove into a coherent and engaging narrative visits to the sites that figure...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CStengel
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to the Joyce Cultural Centre because we like his literature. We enjoyed the visit but it was a little bit expensive (5€) for what you see. The main exhibition is very small, it covers almost all the time the process...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

It's a small exhibit, but I really learned a lot from everything I saw and read. I didn't know much about James Joyce, he was a very interesting and inspiring writer.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JoyceHeinen
Reviewed June 21, 2019

Great centre, using the centre coupled with one of their walking tours really gives an insight into Joyce and his time, would recommend then walking tour first ten spend time looking at the material and exhibits with a more informed focus.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Garrett L
Reviewed May 7, 2019

It's a wonderful place, full of atmosphere. It gives a real insight into Joyce's life and writing and helps understand the legacy of one of the greatest writers of all times. The buiduing itself is beautifully restored. You can spend forty mintues or two hours,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Claire030
Reviewed March 20, 2019

In a delightful Geogrian street, this quiet homage to Joyce has all the facts you need, but no cafe..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jonathan H
James J, Tour Guide at James Joyce Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2019

Hi there. Thank you for the kind review. Alas, it is true we do not have a cafe. =( However, we can recommend the Cobalt Cafe across the road from the Centre for any future visits. Thanks again.

Reviewed January 12, 2019

I love Joyce, so I expected nothing less... but the place is jam packed with fun Joyce info and memorabilia. Don't miss the No. 7 Eccles Street door in the courtyard or the interactive displays on the top floor. The place is a little bit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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James J, Tour Guide at James Joyce Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thank you for your review. We look forward to having you back.

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Mary M
March 25, 2017|
Response from Travis T | Reviewed this property |
It is on the north side of Dublin near city center on N Great George Lane. It is open Monday to Friday from 1100 to 1600 last I was there. It has a couple of Joyce themed exhibits and a gift shop though the most unique part... More
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
That would be the Cobalt Café at 16 North Great George's St. Best spot in Dublin for lunch and a natter!
April 5, 2015|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hi Brigidm7, thanks for your query. Unfortunately the Centre is located in a listed historical building and at the present time we do not have an external lift. We do have a mobile ramp which allows access to the ground... More