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Dublin Writers Museum

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Address: 18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
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+353 1 872 2077
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum has a...

Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum has a recording of James Joyce reading from "Anna Livia Plurabelle."

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Dublin Writers Museum

Around the turn of the 20th century, Dublin produced some of the world's great writers. Oscar Wilde wowed with his quick wit and clever satires of British upper class Victorian... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Around the turn of the 20th century, Dublin produced some of the world's great writers. Oscar Wilde wowed with his quick wit and clever satires of British upper class Victorian society. William Butler Yeats won a Nobel Prize for his Irish poems and plays. James Joyce focused on Dublin's seedier side in 'Ulysses'. This is the place to view Dublin... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gave interesting info on all the well-known, and some lesser known, Irish writers, in chronological order, starting by telling us about the oral tradition. I learned things I didn't know and if you are already a buff, then perhaps you would be more interested in the artefacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic little museum. Beautiful building, interesting exhibits surrounding many Irish writers ( including Joyce, Wilde, Stoker etc.), lovely staff - in general makes a great visit! :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cost of €7:50 per adult, well worth it especially if a fan of writers history. Some lovely artefacts with 2 viewing rooms downstairs and 2 exhibition rooms upstairs. The audio tour is perfect as you can do it at your own pace, and the architecture and artwork throughout the building is fabulous. Little garden area for summer months, toilets and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Lots of memorabilias and documents. The audio guide could be better. This is a very educativ visit if you are interested by litterature.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Included in the dublin pass gave this place a visit even though my knowledge of Dublin writers is limited. Self guided tour with handsets so you can listen in detail at each point.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Go here if you have time to read each exhibit with the accompanying (free) audio. This would give you a comprehensive history of different local authors including James Joyce and Oscar Wilde amongst others. I had heard about a section of children's books, don't bother. Could be better, is really only meant for purists.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I went to the writers museum near trinity university It was very good Also book of Kells worth a visit but v touristy and expensive Don't drive into Dublin ( streets are poorly signed , one way and dedicated to bus)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I adored this museum. I spent two hours wandering the rooms with the incredibly informative audio guide (which is free from reception) discovering new things about writers I already love as well as adding to my ever increasing reading list. There is delightful insight into the lives of some of Dublin's best lived authors, as well as attention paid to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We visited this place, payed 15€ for two, and although it has some info for the writers on the walls in chronological order and an audio guide, it is not what you normally call a museum. We would not recommend it

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