Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin

3.5
#25 of 68 in Museums in Dublin
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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  • So, this tiny museum doesn’t have all the latest technologies your heart might desire, BUT (and that’s a biiiig, huge, warm and fuzzy “but”) it you love literature and/or history, the audio guide tell...  more »
  • I know it's a "writers' museum" (notice the Queen's English use of apostrophe), and not a painters' nor visual artists' museum. But the lack of visual cues is really problematic for stupid tourists su...  more »
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  • I found it very interesting to learn how many influential writers were from Ireland and Dublin. Each section of the museum had in depth details. You could spend a few hours there reading the information. They also had audio guides that gave a small amount of information and background on each writer. So depending on how in depth you want the experience you could listen to each section and be done within an hour or you can stay and read each poster as well.
  • Lots of interesting information to read. Audio tour gave a good abridged version. It's a bit dark in there but I think it may have to do with preserving the books and display items, not sure.
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