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James Joyce Cultural Centre, Dublin

(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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  • Must see for all Joyce devotees & those wanting more "flesh on the bones" of one of Ireland's literary heroes. Fascinating, evocative & atmospheric. Wonderful murals + memorabilia. One visit not enoug...  more »
  • I took the "Dubliners" tour, which was a bit short (i.e. I wanted more of it!) but anyhow covered some of the key things: Belvedere College, The Boarding House, Two Gallants, The Dead, etc. The guide ...  more »
  • 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. 
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  • Glad we came. Learned a lot about James Joyce. I now want to read more of his books. Beautiful house. Nice tour. Highly recommend.
  • 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.
  • Excelent for Joyce fans like me. Try the walking tour, it's great.
  • 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.