My wife and I discussed what to say about the Georgian House Museum. The conclusion is this. If it was the way it had been, apparently, before it reopened, i.e, a guided tour, this would likely get 5 Circles from me. As it is the possibility exists, in my opinion, for it to fall to 3 Circles if it were not for the fact that they include a cup of tea in the admission price and there are docents who are more than willing to explain any and everything on each floor. Something like a guided tour without the formality. If, however, they decide at some point to ditch the docents and the tea I could see the experience declining. So, let's hope that does not happen. The video prior to your self-guided tour is worth the watching and does help explain some of what you will see, with a context revolving around the ghostly former-owner and life back in the day. You then proceed through the house reading about each room and some of the antique furniture and oddities in the rooms. If the docents were not there I would find simply reading plaques about rooms and furniture and purposes to be tedious at some point. Fortunately, the docents are excited to tell you about the place and the types of lives lived within, helping to animate the museum itself. One pretty funny thing is what the men would do after dinner once the ladies had retired to the other rooms leaving them alone. It's really a crack up! Men. We resort to being animals so quickly once outa sight of the opposite sex. Also, the folks running the place could not be nicer or more helpful. Let's hope they return to the guided tours at some point. My wife suggested perhaps just a couple of well-publicized guided tours per day. We were staying down the street in one of these Georgian buildings while on vacay in Dublin and the museum definitely gave all of us a greater appreciation for the Georgian architecture and former-lifestyle in that part of the city.
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