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James Joyce Cultural Centre

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Address: 35 N. Great George's St., Dublin 1, Ireland
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+353 1 878 8547
12:00 - 17:00
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This cultural center promotes the study of Joyce's work and is housed in a...

This cultural center promotes the study of Joyce's work and is housed in a beautiful 18th-century Georgian mansion.

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Interesting collection

I went there on a Friday morning and was one of the few visitors. It's a tiny Museum, quite expensive (7,50€) but it'll please any James Joyce fan!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there on a Friday morning and was one of the few visitors. It's a tiny Museum, quite expensive (7,50€) but it'll please any James Joyce fan!

Thank FrenchieDubliner
Boblingen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home to the door of number 7 Eccles Street, should be a must see if you are a Joyce fan! There is a neat exhibition upstairs and a variety of facts throughout the centre. The staff working it were knowledgeable on Joyce and gave me some pointers on making my way through Finnegans Wake.

Thank Travis T
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Must see for all Joyce devotees & those wanting more "flesh on the bones" of one of Ireland's literary heroes. Fascinating, evocative & atmospheric. Wonderful murals + memorabilia. One visit not enough so, as we're in Dub each November.......!

Thank Colin A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I took the "Dubliners" tour, which was a bit short (i.e. I wanted more of it!) but anyhow covered some of the key things: Belvedere College, The Boarding House, Two Gallants, The Dead, etc. The guide provided some of her own perspective about the author and his works, which I thought was much more interesting than factual information.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Well I'might a big James Joyce fan, and this museum is great. Sad note is that there is nowhere any information to be found in the museum.

Thank theTimeTravellersBox
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Guys. I'll be honest. I'm a huge Joyce fan, so they literally would have had to have been really awful tour guides or personnel to get much less than a five star review. But that being said, I truly enjoyed my experience here. My advice: come with the intention to discover Joyce in a way you never have before. Take... More 

Thank asholza
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Even those not total fans can get a lot out of this museum. My husband, who hasn't read Joyce, was fascinated by many of the videos, quotes, interactive material. For us fans, the Centre is even more moving. Seeing Joyce's room and the door of #7 Eccles St - those alone brought us great joy.

Thank RomeTheSecondTime
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

As we wandered the streets of Dublin seeking out the Joyce Centre with ony half an address and an insufficient map we thought of Leopold Bloom on his more exciitng journey. There was no Molly for us to encounter but thankfully a slip of a lass steered us in the right direction. I’m glad we didn’t give up as the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I'm a fan of Joyce so wanted to find out some new things, learn a little more about his writing and generally was expecting this centre to be similar to the Roald Dahl Museum in Buckinghamshire...it wasn't. The building is charming and there are some good displays but there wasn't anything of particular interest or note. We took the audio... More 

Thank macscooth
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I didn't know James Joyce until I went to the this cultural centre. Good to know a famous Irish writer about his life and his works. Recommend for those who like literature.


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