Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin

3.5
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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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.
  • Lots of interesting information to read. Audio tour gave a good abridged version. It's a bit dark in there but I think it may have to do with preserving the books and display items, not sure.
  • Very informative and intimate venue that is both historic and accessable. I have been at events here and was touring as a visitor of its exhibits. In walking distance of the main city, it's safe enough a location as long as the tourist is applying common sense and is streetwise. Staff in the museum are helpful.
  • I liked it but there were a lot of sections roped off. I was happy to support the exhibit. I liked looking at the few moments they had
  • Lots of information and brilliant displays, second time going, and I'll have to go again seeing as the bookshop was closed today☹. Very interesting and audio guides informative. The Georgian library and hall have beautiful decoration in the ceilings and on the doors and walls.

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