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“A bloomllike experience”

James Joyce Cultural Centre
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US$63.42*
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions
Ranked #144 of 551 things to do in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This cultural center promotes the study of Joyce's work and is housed in a beautiful 18th-century Georgian mansion.
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 Joyce Centre was worth the visit. Three short films give some background and interesting takes on Joyce and his legacy for literature in Ireland, a reconstruction of his small bedroom foucsses the mind and interactive media allows you to explore favourite or unknown passages from Ulysses. Located in a restored Georgian house close to Joyce’s Alma Mater, this understated centre leads the visitorinto aspects of Joyce’s world and some of the people wh played an importnat part in his life. If you have restricted mobility the climb to the top floor may be a challenge. And if you want to copy Joyce’s sartorial style, you can buy a straw boater.

Thank Irene G
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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 guide which stretched the visit out to 20 minutes but other than the cool little courtyard at the back with the M&S door, there wasn't anything which delighted, entertained or excited me. Good to get out of the rain but only if you can afford it.

Thank macscooth
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Reviewed 7 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.

Thank WY_KWAN
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

A wonderful exhibition about the life of James Joyce- and Ulyssis-on 3 floors. Highly recommended to literature loving people.

Thank moonflower66
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

On our first full day in Dublin, my two fellow literary-nut travelers and I knew we had to do a literary walking tour. We decided to do it on our own rather than pay to join a tour group. We arrived at the James Joyce Centre midday on a Friday, and we were surprised to find no crowds or lines. This Georgian building was a delight to explore and a great way to know Joyce more personally. Expect historical perspective, biographical information, and interactive displays of his writing. As none of us had read an entire Joyce book (we tried Dubliners together, but failed due to time) the museum lost some magic for us. However, if you have read his work, you'll love this place.

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