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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 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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A great little museum.

Well worth a visit, this small, inexpensive museum introduces Joyce and gives you a feel for his brilliance. Make sure you get / use the really great audio tour. The house itself... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2014
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

This is a tawdry and weird little museum with really little to do with Joyce. He never lived there, the representative room was one like he might have lived in on the continent. Sparse and odd covers it. A tourist trap for Joyce lovers.

4 Thank Vicki C
Mark T, Managing Director at James Joyce Cultural Centre, responded to this review

Dear Vicki, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to write a review and indeed for visiting the Centre. I am very sorry to hear that you did you not enjoy your visit. In particular I'm disappointed that you felt the Centre was a 'tourist trap'. I can assure you that, having been in existence for almost 20 years, we... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Well worth a visit, this small, inexpensive museum introduces Joyce and gives you a feel for his brilliance. Make sure you get / use the really great audio tour. The house itself is also gorgeous.

2 Thank HandJDale
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

What made my day was buying a copy of Lee Miller's photo of Barney Kiernan's pub from I think 1944.A unique exhibition currently on at the Centre.Ideally I would like to attend the evening lectures & avail of the tours. A place to return to over & over & make sense of "the cumulus vicus of recirculation" & dip in... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

The focus at the Joyce Center is on Ulysses, rather than Joyce's other works. The exhibit is excellent and the documentaries first rate. The photos of post-war Dublin were perfect evocations of Dublin of earlier times. If you are a lover of Ulysses this is one place you do not want to miss when you are in Dublin/

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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

This is the place to go if you are a fan of James Joyce. The staff is outstanding and very helpful. The displays are informative and the gift shop has many interesting things.

Thank SeamusOmaoflhbhail
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

I read Ulysses earlier this year and for 5 Euros spent a very enjoyable couple of hours at the James Joyce Centre. Its not huge but they pack a lot in to the rooms. I especially loved the exhibition of Lee Millers photos of post war Dublin and wished there had been a book I could have bought of them.

2 Thank Gargykath
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed this tour. In the first room at the very top of the stairs there are 3 short documentaries each approx 10 mins. Take the time to watch these - it sets a good tone for the visit. Everything was set out in a modern and easy to read way. The audio guide also works on proximity so... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

I was looking forward to this but found it a bit thin. There were exhibits on Joyce, various mock-ups, videos and information, but I had hoped for more. What really saved the day were the photographs in the 'Lee Miller in James Joyce's Dublin' exhibition. Perhaps best to visit when there is some other activity going on. It's a little... More 

Thank Tom R
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

If you are a fan of Joyce it is worth visiting. I read much Ulysses at University so it was a must on my list of places to visit in Dublin. It is divided into three main rooms. The top is the most interesting showcasing the bulk of Joyce's work. If you have never read anything it is worth going... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Well, really Bloom's Week. I come every year, but this year was really special. I'm so pleased that you didn't repeat previous years' entertainment and tours. Good on you for again providing a spectacular event for the world to enjoy James Joyce's Dublin in a very welcome and friendly way. All of you at the centre should be congratulated for... More 

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