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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  • I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Dublin Writers Museum. For a literature lover, it was really interesting to read about all the important Irish authors and see old editions of their books exhibite...  more »
  • The Dublin Writer's Museum is a very interesting place to visit - telling the story of several Irish writers and including many facts we hadn't known before. It's not very large and wo't take all day ...  more »
  • As a huge Wilde and Stoker fan, I was very pleased to have come here at last and a personal highlight were the busts of Wilde and Frank McCourt - the art gallery 3 doors down is also worth seeing  more »
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  • Nice place to learn more about the lesser known writers and share the experiences that they went through. Kids section may need to be improved though... :)
  • Very traditional museum presentation. You will need to have advance interest in or knowledge of Irish writers to get the best out of a visit.
  • Beautiful museum featuring lots of Irish writers. Great visit as long as you know about the authors.
  • Kind of drafty and melancholic place, but a good little history of the writing in dublin. Bookstore inside.
  • The Dublin Writer's Museum is great for the right audience. The Museum primarily consists of large written displays focused on various Dublin-connected writers, along with display cases containing various artifacts. The Museum is, perhaps appropriately, very reading intensive; the primary visual elements are the artifacts, and the artifacts themselves are generally just copies of books or poems with a few personal items thrown in and are in general not the most amazing things to look at, particularly if one doesn't have much personal interest in the writers themselves. So, most of the experience comes from reading the displays. The displays contain excellent overviews of both the writers in question as well as the historical events surrounding particular movements and writers' groups. Again, though, if one is not interested in the writers themselves, the museum is likely quite dull. As someone who loves writing and is interested in several Irish writers, I found the museum fantastic. For someone not interested in these things, your time is likely better spent elsewhere.
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