Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin

Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin

The Dublin Writer’s Museum is housed in a beautifully restored 18th century Georgian mansion with sculptured plasterwork, stained glass windows and an air of timelessness. No literary enthusiast would want to miss a visit to this place.

The museum opened in 1991 with an aim to promote Irish literature and authors. The collection is set out on display in two rooms: in Room 1 you will find books dating from the 17th century to the end of the 19th century; Room 2 is dedicated to the writers of the 20th century, but no living authors.

Among the presented artefacts there are many old and sometimes rare tomes, including the first editions of Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels”, Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” and Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”.

In the Writer’s Gallery, which is often used for temporary exhibitions and receptions, you will see various portraits and busts of the Irish writers whose books have been displayed in the exhibition rooms. There are also a collection of postcards, papers, pens, pipes and other items belonging to Yeats, G.B. Shaw, Oliver Gogarty and others.

The onsite shop is a quite good and carries copies of the books showcased in the museum, plus souvenirs and handmade gift items. You can also quench your hunger, other than literary, at the museum's café, which serves full meals, snacks, salads and excellent home-made scones, jam and cream.
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Sight Location: Dublin, Ireland (See walking tours in Dublin)
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