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James Joyce Cultural Centre, Dublin

Categories: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
While on vacation in Dublin, use the opportunity to learn about the city's history and get a glimpse of one of the nation's most beloved figures at James Joyce Cultural Centre. The authenticly restored 18th-century townhouse housing the museum is a historic artifact in and of itself. Even though James Joyce never lived here, this used to be the seat of the dance school run by Denis J. Maginni, whom the author immortalized in "Ulysses." Learn about Joyce's life and works through a myriad of interactive displays and authentic items, and take a tour of the writer's reconstructed study. To gain an even more in-depth knowledge of the world that inspired the novelist, book a walking tour of the city organized by the museum. Make James Joyce Cultural Centre a centerpiece of your Dublin vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Dublin itinerary planner.
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  • Well I'might a big James Joyce fan, and this museum is great. Sad note is that there is nowhere any information to be found in the museum. 
  • Guys. I'll be honest. I'm a huge Joyce fan, so they literally would have had to have been really awful tour guides or personnel to get much less than a five star review. But that being said, I truly e...  read more »
  • Even those not total fans can get a lot out of this museum. My husband, who hasn't read Joyce, was fascinated by many of the videos, quotes, interactive material. For us fans, the Centre is even more ...  read more »
  • Great guided walking tours by knowledgeable staff; center itself is in a house with several floors and excellent Joyce-related materials, as well as informative videos.
  • The georgian house is beautiful.
  • I learned so much about this author here. He wrote so many good books. He had an interesting life. It is educational here. I learned so much here.
  • The walks offered by the James Joyce center are fantastic. We all ended up wanting to read his literature. (I didn't get a chance to visit the center, unfortunately.)
  • I love James Joyce and his work and I was very interested to visit the centre
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