James Joyce Centre, Dublin

James Joyce Centre, Dublin

Housed in a stunning, restored 18th-century Georgian townhouse, dating from a time when north inner city Dublin was at the height of its grandeur, the James Joyce Centre is dedicated to promoting an understanding of the life and works of James Joyce. Pursuant to its agenda, the museum offers visitors historical and biographical information about the writer and his influence in literature, and instills great imagination and enthusiasm for all things Joycean.

Among the permanent exhibits here are furniture from Paul Leon's apartment in Paris where Joyce wrote much of Finnegans Wake, and the door to number 7 Eccles Street, the fictional home address of Joyce's Ulysses hero Leopold Bloom and his wife Molly, set to bring the author and his works to life. The centre also houses the Guinness Library which holds a rich collection of Joyce's texts and translations into foreign languages. Temporary exhibitions interpret and illuminate various aspects of Joyce's life and work too.

There is also a whole section dedicated to Joyce's Irish contemporaries, plus a bookshop and a library. Furthermore, the centre hosts walking tours for those interested in following the steps of Leopold Bloom throughout Dublin, as well as workshops and lectures for visitors with a casual interest and Joycean experts alike.
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Sight Location: Dublin, Ireland (See walking tours in Dublin)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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