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Dublin Writers Museum

18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 872 2077
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Housing memorabilia of Ireland's most influential writers, the museum has a recording of James Joyce reading from "Anna Livia Plurabelle."
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 872 2077
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely and beautiful Georgian building which stores a vast amount of information on Irish writers and consequently Irish history. There was a LOT of information and eventually my ADD won out. The provide you with a free electronic guide but after a while it was...More

Thank Erica M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an audio tour with four different rooms. Each room discusses different authors over different time periods (some samples including Bram Stocker and Oscar Wilde). I discovered Irish writers that I had never heard about and typical of any bookworm, I came out of...More

Thank Alexandra L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a quaint fun museum. A highlight of our Dublin experience. Many interesting items reflecting everyday life through different eras. Delightful staff.

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum which includes English writers who lived in Ireland a well as Irish writers. The rooms are set out in chronological order and the audio guide is very helpful. The audio is best used in conjunction with the information boards which...More

Thank JeanChippenham
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

As an English professor, you know I'm biased toward enjoying this museum, but hear me out: you'll learn a lot about Irish history for a low price, and you'll also learn about artistic freedom and Irish literature. Get the audio guide (free). Tip: Pay attention...More

Thank R M
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The audio guide is essential, otherwise it is just a lot of old books, manuscripts, and pictures to look at. The audio guide tells you why the people who wrote these documents should be remembered.

Thank subterranean_jack
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

If you are into the written word of Ireland this is the place to go. It is a bit pricy, but worth it if you're into your James Joyce or lady Gregory. 2 hours tops and you can enjoy your brought lunch in the memorial...More

Thank Pania L
Reviewed 16 October 2017

How Does A Museum Display The Work Of Writers? They should follow the lead of the Dublin Writers's Museum. In addition to manuscripts and first editions and the usual writers' paraphernalia, the Dublin Writer's Museum has portraits--both traditional and modernist--authentic period furniture in a lovely...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I have heard many people complaining about Dublin Writers Museum, either because it is small or it is boring. Personally, I strongly disagree. Panels were extremely interesting and I learnt a lot about Irish literature. Furthermore, getting to know more about Joyce, Wilde and Swift...More

Thank Michela C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

So many Irish writers. So much to read in the museum. It is a quaint building with an interesting display of Irish writer's facts and treasurers. Read as much as you want and then continue on to the lovely Georgian library and rooms upstairs. Nice...More

Thank Debra W
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27 August 2015|
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Response from Rosyg789 | Reviewed this property |
The website says it's 6.30 for seniors; adult price is 7.50.
10 May 2015|
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Response from Kemogby | Reviewed this property |
Yes €7.50 is the adult price you get a audio guide which talks a lot