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James Joyce Tower & Museum

Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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Really nice museum along the coast

Whether you're a James Joyce fan or not, this is a really nice coastal spot to check out. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Miami, Florida
Little gem of a museum

Great museum to spend some time in, volunteer staff make it interesting and personal. Wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dublin, Ireland
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Fortyfoot, Sandycove Point, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
+353 1 280 9265
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whether you're a James Joyce fan or not, this is a really nice coastal spot to check out. The museum is free and showcases handwritten Joyce letters and photographs. There is a tower with beautiful views of the coast at the top. Just be careful...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum to spend some time in, volunteer staff make it interesting and personal. Wonderful views of Dublin bay from the top of the tower.

Thank RJCN8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great trip by train with nice views. The tower is not far from the station surrounded by perfect art deco villa and public pool. The museum itself was great, deep insight to the history of great artist and rich expostion of manuscripts,...More

Thank D0cumenta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A month too early to celebrate Blooms Day but Thursday was a clear sunny day on May 11, 2017 when we arrived at this converted historic gun Tower & Museum full of personal artifacts by a remarkable author. The views are it's equal and so...More

Thank ravengeral
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely ride on the DART down the southern Dublin coast. Take the train to Sandycove and then walk a block over to the water and follow the coastal walk to the tower. You'll be able to see it in the distance. You'll...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum provides fascinating insights into the history of Ireland and one of her most beloved authors. Entrance is free of charge and all the volunteers who maintain the museum and give tours do so with passion and interest! The view from the top of...More

Thank BreadF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating visit and the staff are really friendly and informative. The climb to the top is via a spiral stone staircase and there isn't much room to manoeuvre but it's well worth the effort to see the views across Dublin Bay. The museum is...More

Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The downstairs offers a lot of artifacts and photographs full of information about James Joyce. A fairly steep climb up a very narrow spiral staircase takes you to the top of the Martello, where you can look down at Dun Laoghaire, Sandycove, Forty Feet and...More

Thank Crissy B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Visiting the initial setting of Ulysses was brilliant. The museum is home to a wealth of Joycean objects, mostly (and understandably) Ulysses related but there is plenty of engaging stuff. The bookcase and illustrations highlighted the continued importance of Joyce's work while the letters and...More

Thank Helena G
Reviewed 13 April 2017

To have read the location and mulled the derived image is hyper-stimulating prep for the wonder of seeing the perfectly preserved place in person. The richness of manuscript, construction, editions and historical context underscore the general aesthetic sense rather joyously. The staff are always very...More

Thank Andrew H
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Is this attraction open in January 2017 and if so what are the opening times
20 November 2016|
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Response from plewco | Reviewed this property |
According to their leaflet, it is open 7 days a week 10 am to 6 pm in summer and 7 days a week 10 am to 4 pm in winter, 365 days a year. and email. Admission is free, but they do appreciate contributions.