Dublin Writers Museum

Price guide: Mid-range

18 Parnell Square , Dublin , 1

Price guide: Mid-range

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Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
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Expert review of Dublin Writers Museum

Dublin's Writers Museum honours 300 yrs of Irish literary heritage in an 18th-century mansion.

Housed in a beautiful Georgian building, the Writers Museum is a super relaxing and awe inspiring record of Ireland's literary geniuses who have made the greatest contribution to our heritage. There are plenty of first or early editions of the classics on site, from Gulliver's Travels to Dracula, The Importance of Being Earnest, Ulysses and Waiting for Godot. There's also a first edition of Patrick Kavanagh's 'The Great Hunger' with a stanza written by the poet himself that the prudish publisher declined to print. There are original portraits, and curious personal possessions of writers such as pens and typewriters - even Brendan Behan's union card, complete with fingerprints.  A fascinating treasure trove of literatures and a must visit for wordsmiths. Then take yourself downstairs and indulge in the wonderful Chapter One restaurant in the basement.

Price advice: 

Adults 7.50 euros, concessions 6.30euros, kids 4.70euros, family(2 Adults & 3 kids under 12)18euros.  There are combined tickets available with either the James Joyce Museum and The Shaw Birthplace, and Malahide Castle. Ask for group concessions (groups over 20 people) and family tickets. Guided tours also available.

Expert tips: 
Dine at Chapter One restaurant downstairs.

More information on Dublin Writers Museum :

Price guide:
Architectural site, Museum, Tour
18 Parnell Square , Dublin , 1
01 8722077
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Jan-Dec Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, last admission 4.15pm, Sun and bank holidays 11am-5pm, last admission 4.15pm.
Free tags / Keywords:
Yeats, Beckett, Oscar Wilde

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