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James Joyce Cultural Centre

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“his life”(9 reviews)
The James Joyce Cultural Centre, situated in a stunning Georgian townhouse, offers the visitor historical and biographical information about James Joyce and his influence in literature. See the door to the famous No 7 Eccles Street from “Ulysses”, a...more
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35 N. Great George's St., Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 878 8547
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All reviews his life cultural center georgian building top floor walking tour actual door short documentary great background admission fee small museum interesting things gift shop o'connell street on display trinity college eccles literary
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love Joyce, so I expected nothing less... but the place is jam packed with fun Joyce info and memorabilia. Don't miss the No. 7 Eccles Street door in the courtyard or the interactive displays on the top floor. The place is a little bit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AlisonG2165
James J, Tour Guide at James Joyce Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We look forward to having you back.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's small and the most interesting things are films, but it really gives one a sense of James Joyce's times and the wonder of his words. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JonRMack
James J, Tour Guide at James Joyce Cultural Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is an Outstanding visit for those who love Joyce, particularly for those who love Ulysses. It is authentic, well done, informative and the staff are outstanding. If you fit the criteria, you MUST spend time here. Many, if not most, people have not read...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cleflar
Reviewed 6 September 2018

. . . when I finished it I went back and arranged a private tour through the Centre and walked Bloom's talk. Coner, my guide and a Trinity College Ph.D., was exceptional. He and the rest of the Centre's staff are knowledgeable and encouraging. Ulysses...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is a nice little museum. It has artefacts from Joyce’s life and works and has some very good audio-visual materials to bring his story to life. There is a nice bookshop and the people are very helpful. Its not a huge museum but well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The cultural centre is situated on North Great George Street and is not far from the hustle and bustle of O'Connell Street Upper. It is housed in a splendid Georgian mansion and although fairly small, there's plenty of Joyce related information pertaining to his life...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018

The building is what I most enjoyed! Sorry to any ardent Joyce fans but the Georgian building is just stunning - especially the friezework and plasterwork. The entire street is beautiful! If you do like Joyce, then it's obviously a must. The top floor had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WisteriaView
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The title of this establishment may set some folks up for disappointment, so please note that this is basically a modest, though informative mini-museum. Located in a Georgian townhouse, one feels on stepping in the door like one is visiting characters from Dubliners. There's a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We availed ourselves of multiple experiences: the pub crawl, the bus trip out to the Tower, the breakfast and tea on Bloomsday, and... Each was wonderful in its own way with superb guides. A must for Joyceans and friends!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank George R
Reviewed 13 June 2018

We were led by a charming young man named Conor, a Trinity grad, passionate about Joyce and literature. He read from JJ's works at appropriate spots, and knew Bloom and Daedalus and their Dublin intimately. We had a great time.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Mary M
26 March 2017|
Response from Travis T | Reviewed this property |
It is on the north side of Dublin near city center on N Great George Lane. It is open Monday to Friday from 1100 to 1600 last I was there. It has a couple of Joyce themed exhibits and a gift shop though the most unique part... More
27 December 2016|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
That would be the Cobalt Café at 16 North Great George's St. Best spot in Dublin for lunch and a natter!
5 April 2015|
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Response from Mark T | Property representative |
Hi Brigidm7, thanks for your query. Unfortunately the Centre is located in a listed historical building and at the present time we do not have an external lift. We do have a mobile ramp which allows access to the ground... More