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Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin

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Celebrate Ireland's rich literary history at Dublin Writers Museum, which features exhibitions on James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats, and Patrick Pearse, among many others. Take a look at this nation's illustrious world of writing from a Dubliner's perspective. Visit the expansive museum, which opened in 1991 and is housed in a beautiful 18th-century home. Walk through the gallery, library, and rooms displaying artifacts and memorabilia from Ireland's most beloved writers. You'll have the opportunity to listen to an authentic recording of Joyce reading excerpts from "Anne Livia Plurabelle." See Dublin Writers Museum and all Dublin has to offer by arranging your trip with our Dublin road trip planner.
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Dublin Writers Museum reviews

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  • A very good way of getting to know more about Irish litterature. Good explanations, and furthermore a nice stately house to visit. 
    A very good way of getting to know more about Irish litterature. Good explanations, and furthermore a nice stately house to visit.  more »
  • We really enjoyed this museum. The audio tour of the rooms was very informative and the exhibition was very comprehensive. A great exhibition and well worth the money. Particularly of interest was... 
    We really enjoyed this museum. The audio tour of the rooms was very informative and the exhibition was very comprehensive. A great exhibition and well worth the money. Particularly of interest was...  more »
  • Nice building. Interesting if you like literature because the museum is old fashioned. Situated on a nice square north of the city. 
    Nice building. Interesting if you like literature because the museum is old fashioned. Situated on a nice square north of the city.  more »
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  • I found it very interesting to learn how many influential writers were from Ireland and Dublin. Each section of the museum had in depth details. You could spend a few hours there reading the information. They also had audio guides that gave a small amount of information and background on each writer. So depending on how in depth you want the experience you could listen to each section and be done within an hour or you can stay and read each poster as well.
  • This museum is definitely for the hardcore literature fans! A compact museum which celebrates Ireland’s contribution to the arts! I really loved the museum as a venue - stunning setting and possible inspirations for some of the reading rooms from the Harry Potter movie series
  • Lived in the city for years and didn't know this gem was here a great tribute to some of Ireland's finest writer's. The works of Wilde, Beckett, Joyce are kept here along with many more definitely worth a visit if you come to the city.
  • Interested in Irish authors and poets? Then the Dublin Writers Museum is worth a stop. Many exhibits and the audio tour is included in the very reasonable ticket price. Don't miss the bookstore in the back of museum.
  • While I enjoyed it, it is not worth the 7,50€ price of admission even though the building is beautiful and you can see some.

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