James Joyce Cultural Centre

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James Joyce Cultural Centre

James Joyce Cultural Centre
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12:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
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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 recreation of his living quarters, art exhibitions and more to bring the author and his works to life. With the help of audio guides, interactive displays and knowledgeable walking tour guides, you will discover a piece of the literary history of Dublin. Our walking tours appeal to visitors with a casual interest and Joycean experts alike while our shop has a great selection of books by and on Joyce as well as other Joycean memorabilia. We run monthly evening lectures between September and June. You can also book a private walking tour. Only the ground floor of the Centre is wheelchair-accessible.
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  • Abbey St • 8 min walk
  • Busáras • 9 min walk
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,169 contributions
Family
Very nice museum where you get a lot of information about this important figure of Irish and world literature. And the stately mansion in which the museum is set is worth a visit in its own right.
Written 20 February 2020
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Georgia
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Couples
Partner and I came for the Joyce walking tour. Unfortunately, the walk had to end early due to the unrelenting rain but our guide kindly offered for us to listen to the rest of the tour from the warmth and comfort of the Joyce centre with a cup of tea or coffee. The staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and make the experience worthwhile despite being unfortunately rained out. For example, my partner was completely drenched by the time we got to the centre and the staff were kind enough to allow him to borrow one of their shirts whilst his dried by the fire.

The hospitality and kindness alongside the knowledge of the staff was above and beyond anything we were anticipating. Our guide was brilliant- well spoken, knowledgeable, and very passionate. Such a fantastic experience for anyone visiting Dublin and I would highly recommend it! :)
Written 15 February 2020
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Daniel T
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I went with my girlfriend as I am a big Joyce fan. I enjoyed the experience more than she did. Pre-knowledge of the author’s life and work makes a big difference. That said, our guide was lovely. She recited passages from Joyce’s writing and even performed songs. Great for fans! Recommended highly to them.
Written 19 January 2020
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Esther N
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Interesting displays with a lot of information about Joyce's life and writing. For example, there is an interactive display with a timeline of the events in Ulysses. I was not able to join a walking tour, but I still enjoyed visiting the centre. Entry fee includes an audio guide.
Written 16 December 2019
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PotatoChip500
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If you're a Joycian, casual or expert or just curious about his works, try the walking tour. Guide was friendly and not overly pedantic.
Written 2 December 2019
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Thank you for the kind review. Your tour guide's name was Dane.
Written 12 December 2019
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DGandSAG
Sharon, MA863 contributions
We joined the walking tour of Joyce's "Dubliners" and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The tour brought us to many spots where Joyce grew up or went to school and to where he had placed scenes from "Dubliners" and other iconic works. Along the way, the guide did a masterful job reading excerpts from Joyce's novels or weaving in short poems or other readings that left us with a very full picture of what it must have been like to be in Dublin when Joyce was there.

The guide provided an especially clear picture of Joyce's early life, the widespread poverty in Dublin at the time, and how that affected Joyce's development as a young man. In speaking about his later life, the guide also did a great job talking about the challenges that Joyce faced in trying to get his controversial work published against tall odds.

All in all, our guide had a tremendous breadth and depth of knowledge about Joyce and combined that with obvious passion for his subject. This tour was one of the real highlights of our visit to Dublin, and we'd highly recommend it.
Written 3 November 2019
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CindyClarkBar
San Diego, CA117 contributions
Couples
Even if you never read Ulysses, but only heard of Irish author James Joyce, you’ll enjoy this small, but comprehensive museum. Housed in an old Edwardian home, musty and dusty, the tour starts on the top floor, three or four flights up. You’ll learn tons about Joyce’s life, wife, writing process, and all about Ulysses, the lengthy masterpiece everyone talks about, but few truly understand. Don’t miss stepping outside to the Joyce-themed garden walls. We spent more time at this museum than we imagined and really got a thorough feel for who James Joyce was and why he still matters. Highly recommend to all lovers of literature.
Written 30 October 2019
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raymondhP2377AL
Portland OR, United States11 contributions
The beautiful Georgian building, just down the hill from Belvedere College (alma mater of The Artist), cradles fascinating exhibits and relics in the beautifully done plaster walls. We wish they could have sited this museum at molly and Poldy's place; it's torn down, but the Cultural Center is a worthy substitute.
Written 18 October 2019
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CaseyStengel
Maplewood, NJ2 contributions
An absolute highlight of our first trip to Ireland. We have been reading Joyce for decades and to see settings for these stories was deeply moving. Our guide, the aptly named James, wove into a coherent and engaging narrative visits to the sites that figure in the literature, smart observations about Joyce's symbolic uses of city geography and the little-known -- and tortuous -- publication history of the collection. It was a fascinating talk, and happily not dumbed down in the least. We could have gone hours more, and our one major disappointment was not being in town for the "Ulysses" walk.
Written 4 September 2019
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Jesus S
Madrid, Spain265 contributions
My girlfriend and I went to the Joyce Cultural Centre because we like his literature. We enjoyed the visit but it was a little bit expensive (5€) for what you see. The main exhibition is very small, it covers almost all the time the process of publishing Ulysses and the information is repeated again and again.

That being said, if you like Joyce, it’s a good chance to learn something more about him, but this visit will only last around 30 mins or so
Written 7 August 2019
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James Joyce Cultural Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00


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