Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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." Put Dublin Writers Museum into our Dublin holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It's not big, it's not presumptuous. It is however a place people who love to read or write might enjoy. Oh... Did I forget to mention inexpensive, close to all things on O'Connell Street and interest...  read more »
  • This place is well hidden since it is a bit off the stream of tourist street. But if you do love literature, you have to see this wonderful museum! 
  • This little museum has one big plus: in walking through the few small rooms with the audioguide, you will get a fairly complete introduction to Irish literature. It is a fascinating subject and if you...  read more »
  • Very informative & well-organised. It's a little disappointing that the shop wasn't open. Also, I'd like to have been able to use the audio guide - it didn't work! I would pay more so maybe these things could be fixed???
  • Awesome place for budding writers
  • Amazing experience for who loves books like me
  • Backpacking writer, wouldn't let me put my bag behind the desk, wouldn't let me bring it into the museum. Effectively barred my business.
  • It was actually quite costly, but they let me in an hour before they closed and I thought I had an hour to absorb everything. The museum operators started turning off the lights a half hour before close, while I was still reading plaques in the museum. I was quite upset, but they just shuffled me outside and told me I could come back for free the next day. I said I didn't have a next day, and they just laughed and said, "Sorry then!" They locked up and headed home 18 minutes before the official close time. It made me never want to return to Ireland.
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