Dublin Writers Museum

Address: 18 Parnell Square, Dublin, 1, Ireland
Telephone: 01 8722077

- Mid-range


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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Education
  • Chilling out
  • Art
  • History
  • Design and architecture